Parents Force Teen To Give Away All His Belongings As Punishment For Taking Their Range Rover On A Joy Ride
What a teenager thought would be a harmless afternoon of fun turned into a life lesson.
Angel Martinez is a 14-year-old who thought he could get away with a lot more than he did. His parents laid down the law after he stole their Range Rover while they were on vacation celebrating their anniversary.
“I just wanted to drive but I don’t have a license so I just took it,” said Martinez. “I can wash the car, and I was like I don’t have anything to dry it, so I’m gonna take it for one spin until it dries.”
Unfortunately, Martinez decided to “dry it off” by speeding through his North Phoenix neighborhood, disrupting his neighbors. Soon after, the Phoenix Police gave Martinez’s parents a call.
The Martinez parents say Angel has been in trouble before, so it was time to clean house. Literally.
“We got back to the house. Today, his room is 100% empty, and we’re giving all his stuff away,” said Ramon Martinez, Angel’s father.
His parents had Martinez sit at the curb on his bed with a sign that reads: “Sorry I stole my parent’s car and was speeding.” Everything from clothes, to his television, and even his bedroom furniture were given away for free.
“Mostly to apologize,” said Mr. Martinez. “He could’ve run someone over. Something really bad could’ve happened.”
Angel may be sleeping on the floor with nothing to do for the foreseeable future, hopefully he learned his lesson.