Ouch! Mom shames son on Facebook, says he should go to jail

Posted at 6:49 AM, Aug 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-12 06:49:45-04

HESPERIA, Calif. -- A California mother taught her son an embarrassing lesson after she found out he had been breaking into cars. Paula Hamblen took to Facebook and apologized online. She said she was sorry her 17-year-old son made "stupid choices." She added he hung out with the wrong crowd.

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"I was crying when the officers ended up calling me letting know that this is what happened,"mother Paula Hamblen said. "I was really upset because they said it was really terrible the things that they were doing."

"I was blaming myself for what he did," mother Paula Hamblen said.

"I was blaming myself for what he did," mother Paula Hamblen said.

Her son was later arrested.

"I was kind of blown away for her courage to come out and at the same time I was embarrassed for her son," car theft victim Steven Edinborough said.

Paula wrote she had always been a parent who taught her kids right from wrong.

"I was blaming myself for what he did, you know, where did I go wrong, and some people were like 'don't blame yourself it's not your fault,'" she said.

She said she hoped her public shaming campaign against her son will set the teenager straight.

"He's probably going to be mad at me, but I don't care and hopefully he learns his lesson,"she said.

She also said she hoped the teen who spend some time in jail.