One furious Texas mom exhibited no embarrassment at all when she accosted her 14-year-old son in the midst of traffic and spanked him with a belt for one simple reason: he had stolen her BMW.
Liza Martinez, from El Paso, Texas, told KFOX that the incident started on October 12 while she was at work. She said her 14-year-old son Aaron called her and informed her that the internet at their home was not working. Martinez said, "As soon as he said that, literally, I got a message instantly that my WiFi was down. At that point, it blocks out my cameras, my home security. I don't see when the doors are being opened or closed."
Discovering that Aaron had picked up a friend at his home from the friend’s mother, Martinez contacted her daughter, Liza Campero, who lives next door. She asked her daughter to see if the BMW was still at home.
Campero recalled, "That's when she told me to grab the belt, and I really just ran into the closet and grabbed the first belt I saw."
Aaron was reputedly trying to go see his girlfriend. Martinez’s search led her to the girlfriend's house, but Aaron had abandoned that plan, so when Martinez arrived, only the girl and her mother were there. The girlfriend called Aaron’s friend and found out there was another girl with them. Campero said, “The girl that was with them said that mom was looking for them.”
Campero and her mom knew where to look because the boys had practiced with the girl for her quinceneara.
Martinez drove and found her son at an intersection nearby, and soon was trailing him. She said, "I pulled right out into traffic next to him. He was in one lane, I was in the lane next to him. That's when I yelled at him to pull over. Now."
After they both pulled over, Martinez jumped out of her car and ran to the driver's side door of the BMW. Once the door was open, she started whaling away at her son with the belt. Campero said, "My mom said once she opened the door, he had a smirk on his face until she started spanking him.”
Martinez said later, "It's my son's well being, his livelihood. His best friend's well being, not to mention all of the people on the roadways."
Campero said, “[My brother] was embarrassed at first. But he went back to school yesterday, and everybody tells him he's like a legend."
Martinez commented, "I feel that I have a debt to society. And my debt to society is to make sure my children are productive, law-abiding citizens."
Aaron? He's been grounded until 2019; his mother took away his electronics, including his Playstation 4. His mom removed the hinges from his bedroom door. Campero concluded that her brother has decided he’d better mend his ways, saying, "He says he learned his lesson and it was deserved and needs to make better decisions and didn't do the right thing.”