Thanks to a father’s embarrassing punishment, his son might just think twice the next time he tries to take money from his mother.
In a video that went viral this week, a father filmed his son getting his hair shaved completely off as punishment for stealing $300 from his mother.
“This is what happens when you steal $300 out of your mama’s purse,” the father said to his son as he put an electric razor to the young man’s head. “You’re about to get a George Jefferson.”
The dad then shaved his son’s hair all the way down to the skin, leaving a small patch in the back. At the end of the haircut, the son lifted his shirt to reveal a message written by his father on the front. “My name is Kevin and I like to steal money out of my mother’s purse!!!” the shirt read.
At the end of the video, the son was instructed by his father to recite a promise that he’d never steal another dollar from his mother again. In just under four minutes, justice was served.
Reaction to the video on Reddit was mixed, with some users saying the punishment was too severe and others arguing that it wasn’t enough for such a large amount of money stolen.
“That's a pretty damn harsh punishment for that,” Redditor The_Levitating_Baby said in response.
“Props to the dad for making a punishment that will have a lasting effect on the kid. Rather than just grounding them, he did something that will make his kid have to explain himself to every person who knew what his hair looked like the day before. Not to mention it's a much better way to go about it, that just yelling and spanking the kid,” another viewer, Neighbz, wrote.
Watch the video below. Do you think the father’s punishment was enough to teach his son a lesson?