reply to donoreo
Re: Parental responsibility
said by donoreo:Agreed, although 500$ seems a bit steep for a 15$ pair of possibly plastic earrings. Also, this would be a perfect oppotunity to teach the kid a lesson too. Make him do some community service, possible work/help at the store to "pay off" the item.
I say the parents should be held responsible. I would expect the same with my children.
This makes me think that this is how Voltage would want to proceed in their fillings! Send a threatning letter demanding money and hoping to scare people into paying, when bottom line is, they might not even sue anyone just based on simple math. cost vs reward not worth it.
EDIT: hmm one thing i noticed is the article doesnt mention the kids age. If he is 15 for example, this is the perfect time to nip any future criminal activity mind before he becomes an adult. Teach him that these actions are bad and they have consequences.