Hi Jamie, I also think you did the right thing. Well done.
I'm curious, were the kid's parents called (by the police); did you meet them?
Was wondering if they were the "my baby wouldn't do that" types.
This kid sounds like he has anger issues. Some punishment and counseling would go a long way.
I'm a big fan of boot camps for delinquents. It builds character.
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You did the right thing IMO.
Jaimie, we litterally have exact same issue. We have a 14 kid in our neighborhood who has broken into cars and stole or neighbor's kid's bike. He went ballistic, found this kid in his backyard taking the bike apart. He called the police and had the kid arrested... for about the 5th time. The kid was out later that day.
The problem is, you can't touch the kid no matter what. You have way too much to lose. Should he enter your home or garage, then all bets are off of course, but beyond that, you can only do what you did. You did the right thing.
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The right thing was absolutely done. It's a sad situation that the child's parent's have put him in. I wouldn't be surprised if they use him as a pawn in their relationship and he has no stability at home.
On the flipside, if he's grown up without any real discipline then things are going to be really out of control in a couple of years or sooner. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
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