A woman in Columbus, Ohio, expresses anger with the criminal court system’s tolerance towards her teen son. The mother of a 17-year-old who has been involved in car thefts and accidents has spoken out about the justice system in this country.
Tiffany Hammons complained that it was frustrating because the cops always brought him back to her after arresting him.
Hammons said she would like to see him pay for the things he’s out there doing. She’s been begging and pleading with the police to “please arrest him, lock him up.”
In addition to theft and damage to property, Hammons noted that her son does not have a driver’s license.
This year has seen a significant increase in vehicle thefts in Columbus, a city of roughly 900,000. Officials have asked parents to keep a closer eye on their children to combat the problem.
Hammons said she’s making an effort, but what’s the point if the criminals just visit and then leave? Hammons expressed disgust – “We don’t even know what to do!”
Hammons said the city needed to do more to protect the people negatively impacted by her son’s criminal behavior.
Since he left her home, she knows that he has crashed five cars. She said she has reported every single one she is aware of, “yet he is still at large.” she said.
Hammons has exhausted all other options, prompting her son to withdraw and follow his inclinations, ultimately leading him to the streets.
She feels the fact that nothing is happening only gives him more of a rush to “do it again.”
Half of the cars in the United States reported stolen in 2023 were either Kias or Hyundias. Meanwhile, Cox Automotive, a system software provider, estimates that between the two of these manufacturers, they hold roughly only 10% of the U.S. automobile market.