FORT WAYNE, IN (CNN/WANE) - According to Dynesha Lax, the list of her 14-year-old's crimes is growing, and she's at her wit's end.
She believed the punishments handed to her son weren't strong enough to get him to stop, so she chose to show him some tough love.
"I decided he broke the law and they only gave him a few hours community service so I decided that we were going to wear a sign that says you looking for attention, we're going to get you attention," said Lax.
While her son stood on Broadway Street, Lax explained that she feels his getting off easy won't teach him to change.
"What else more can I do? They put him on probation and when they did probation they were quick to talk about the 300 some dollars you have to pay in fees, but nobody's trying to help me fix my son," said Lax.
The teen's sign clearly said he doesn't follow the law, but some drivers passing by didn't think his mom was either and called police. Officers said Lax is completely within her rights to make her son stand on the side of the street, it may be unconventional, but it's not illegal.
"I'm hoping that having him out here is going to make it sink in. It wasn't for it to be a joke or anything funny. He just had to stand out here two hours and suddenly it blew up. Then again they've got their way of parenting and I've got mine. My object is to save my son," said Lax.
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