A California mom took to Facebook to apologize on behalf of her son for burglarizing cars in their area.
Paula Hamblen decided to log on to her Facebook page to issue a public apology after receiving a call from police that her 17-year-old son was arrested for breaking into cars.
“I would like to apologize to the victims in Apple Valley who’s [sic] cars were broken in a few days ago,” wrote Hamblen on the Facebook post. “My son, his friend were hanging out with this older man who served 15 years in prison…I had no idea I received a phone call that no parent wants to receive and was told they were arrested for stolen goods. I had always been a parent who taught my kids right from wrong and I am very much in shock and at the same time I feel so bad for the victims whos [sic] cars were broken into who work hard for the things you have. Once again I am sorry for my son’s stupid choice that he made…plz [sic] no rude comments I am here hoping that the victims read this.”
After Hamden posted her apology on Facebook, she received an outpouring of support.
“I was kind of blown away for her courage to come out,” said Steven Edinborough, a victim of one of the recent car robberies. “At the same time, I was embarrassed for her son.”
Hamden’s son has now been released and cleared of all charges, but she still stands by her public apology.
“I still think it was the right think to do, according to me,” said Hamden to the Daily Mail. “Victims were involved in it and I wouldn't want something like that to happen to me.”