“Hello. Please arrest my son”

This is the phone call I have to make.  And yet I am hesitant.

Dan broke into my house again.  What we think he does is, he comes in the house when i’m not home (but his younger siblings are) and he says he needs to quickly use the bathroom or make a phone call.  When in that part of the house, he quickly unlocks a window.  Then, when no one is home, he comes in the window.  We could have sworn that everything was locked.  But today, during a two-hour window when no one was home, Dan got in our house and stole his brother’s ipod touch — the gift I bought Al for all his hard work staying clean, going to school, and holding a steady job.  THEN, Dan called a mutual friend and said, “Call Al and find out his password for his ipod.”  We found out that you can’t pawn an I-Touch without the password to unlock it.

How did he get in?  We were so confused.  We had checked every window a couple of days before and none of us had opened any since.  Then Al checked the bathroom.  Despite the fact that his razor was on the window and several items looked undisturbed on the windowsill, the window was unlocked.  That must have been his route.  CRAP.

I cannot take it anymore.  I have to report him.  I have not wanted to.  You might recall Dan is in a diversion program through the court because of a felony charge for giving heroin to his brother.  So turning him in puts that charge on his record permanently.  I know, I know that he has to face his own consequences.  It is very hard, though, as a mom to set this all into play.  I will.  But I might do it tomorrow.  I feel so scared for him.  I wish it didn’t have to be me.

God bless you all and your families and your children.    ~Kay

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7 responses to ““Hello. Please arrest my son”

  1. I am praying for you Kay

  2. What a tough spot to be in 😦 I don’t know what I would do in your shoes, but at least you can sleep on it and see how you feel tomorrow.
    Prayers continue.
    Love & hugs to you!

  3. Kay, I am so sorry it may come to this. I had my son arrested bu it was his very first arrest so it was not as difficult for me to make the decision. Its sad to think of the desperation that would cause someone to steal from their own family. Drugs are evil, they cause good people to do horrible things. It sounds like the diversion program is not enough…I will be praying for you to have peace on whatever you decide to do.

  4. That is very hard. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs to you.

  5. It is the drugs talking and I am so sorry. I understand what you have to do. I would have a hard time doing it but if my daughter ever did it again I would do the same.

  6. Such a hard situation to be put in. I believe by reporting it you would be setting an example to your son that was stolen from and has been doing well. At the same time, it is very difficult for a Mom to make the call that will put a felony on your son’s record. But, if he stole from someone other than family he would surely get charged. Maybe your husband could make the call? I am praying for you and understand all too well brothers stealing from family and each other, my brothers did it for years, Mom never made that phone call. (((HUGS)))

  7. You and Dan are in my prayers tonight and everynight going forward.
    Kristi (Jake’s mom)

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