Mom sparks debate after sharing her son’s major financial punishment: ‘He accused me of stealing’

A mother is concerned about her 17-year-old son’s recent behavior.

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum to weigh in. Her 19-year-old stepson received a car from his birth mother. But she and her husband can’t afford to buy her birth son a new car. Her son became furious and completely vandalized his stepbrother’s vehicle. 

“My stepson (19) got a new car from his bio mom. she and her family are well off and unlike me, they could afford to buy a car. I’m happy for my stepson but my son (17) isn’t. in fact he complains about how unfair it is for my husband to let his ex gift their son a car but not him. It’s unreasonable I know! but teenage years are mostly hard and it’s even harder to expect the kids to be reasonable.

“My son wanted to take part in driving the car as a ‘compromise’ or else we would have to get rid of it. I sat him down to explain to him that the car is his stepbrother’s property, and he shouldn’t be expecting to drive it unless he’s given permission. He was having non of it and kept giving us ultimatums saying he either share the car with his stepbrother or the car goes. When my husband confronted him, my son went and done so much damage to the car, he threw paint on it, ruined the lights and damaged the front of it completely.

“My stepson had a breakdown when he saw it in the morning and husband was beyond livid after seeing the fottages from our driveway cam and seeing my son damaging the car. My husband confronted my son later and all my son did was laugh and give him the middle finger. I went to take all of his camp savings for this summer to pay for the damages and gave them to my husband. My son found out and went batshit on everyone in the house.

“He accused me of stealing then trying to please my husband for ‘sex’ then told his stepbrother that he warned him and so he shouldn’t be blamed. He also said it was my fault for not getting him a car or getting my husband to get him a car in the first place to avoid favoritism and conflict. He’s been spending majority of his time in his room refusing to come out or eat anything. I’m worried about him not eating because he did this once and ended up in the hospital for low bp.” 

Redditors thought the 17-year-old was way out of line. 

“He should be grateful your stepson didn’t press charges,” a person said

” He needs to learn that he has no entitlement to anything,” another wrote

“This child has made it clear that he will hurt people if he doesn’t get what he wants,” a user commented

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