Teen forced to wear sign as punishment

A mother forced her son to wear this sign as a punishment for breaking the law.
A mother forced her son to wear this sign as a punishment for breaking the law.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law.”  That’s the sign one 14-year-old was forced to wear out in public Tuesday.

Dynesha Lax forced her son to wear the sign along Broadway for two hours after she said he broke the law yet again.

According to Lax, her son has already been convicted of multiple felonies and the court system has done little to correct her son’s actions.

“He constantly chooses to break the law.  I’ve had my son in the system and he ends up getting nothing but community service.  So today I decided that if he wants attention, we are going to get him some attention.”

The teen did end up attracting a lot of attention.  Fort Wayne Police were called to the area after someone complained.  According to officers, Lax is not breaking any laws and the punishment was allowed to continue.

“He doesn’t show any emotion for it, that’s the reason we’re out here” said Lax.  “If he has some sympathy for what he was doing we wouldn’t be out here.  I hope this makes it sink in.”

The teen remained quiet during the punishment however he did tell NewsChannel 15 that he will change his ways.

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