Mandurah mum outs ‘thieving’ son on Facebook

A DESPERATE Mandurah mother has posted an image of her son on social media, warning residents to lock up their homes, accusing her son of being a thief.

Lisa, the mother of the 14-year-old, who cannot be named because he is a juvenile, put the post up on Wednesday.

She wrote, “People of Lakelands and Meadow Springs, make sure you lock everything up, including garages. There are two well known boys going around to steal whatever they can. If you see either one ring the police. Before anyone calls me a snitch one of the boys is my son **** and the other kid is ****.”

In six hours the post had more than 600 likes, with people begging Lisa to make it public so they could share it.

Some people congratulated Lisa on being a great mum and hoped the post might make the boy change his ways.

Others threatened violence if they caught him in her homes.

Lisa asked them not to hurt her son, but keep an eye out and call the police.

She told the Mandurah Coastal Times that she “loves her son, but he needs help”.

“He needs to change before it’s too late and he ruins his life,” she said.

“It’s been so hard for everyone in our family and his behaviour is starting to rub off on his eight-year-old brother.

“I have three other children who all suffer from this.”

Lisa said she has been to multiple agencies to assist with her son, but none of them helped.

“I can’t even work because I’m always on call,” she said.

“I’m at the end, this post was a last resort.

“I know at home he is such a great kid and very sweet, it’s just the other part of him is slowly destroying me and the family.”

Lisa said she has done all she can to fix him.

She thinks the criminal justice system is what is failing now.

“He has been to court five times and only two of them went on his record,” she said.

“The other times he was sent to the juvenile justice tribunal which does nothing.

“I begged the judge to lock him up and scare him. He went in for 36 hours.

“All punishments by police and courts are more towards (punishing) us.”

She said she hopes everyone knows him now, forcing her son to stay home.

“I’m scared as a mum he will end up dead.”