Phoenix boy, 14, is forced to give away all his belongings as punishment for taking his parents’ Range Rover on a high-speed joyride while they were out of town
- Angel Martinez, 14, decided to take his mom and dad’s Range Rover for a spin on Saturday, despite the fact he did not have a license
- Cops called his parents after they spotted the pricey vehicle speeding around the suburban streets
- Angel’s parents decided to punish their law-breaking son by giving away all of his possessions
- The teen’s designer sneakers, flat screen TV and bedroom set were all seen ready to be picked up at the curb of their home on Monday
A Phoenix teenager has been forced to give away all of his possessions after he took his parents’ Range Rover for a high-speed joyride while they were out of town.
Angel Martinez, 14, was seen sitting out front of his family home ON Monday with his belongings stacked on the sidewalk and a sign reading: ‘Sorry I stole my parent’s car and was speeding.’
Designer sneakers, a flat screen TV and a plush bedroom set were all handed out for free to punish the law-breaking youngster for his reckless behavior.
‘Today, his room is 100 percent empty, and we’re giving all his stuff away,’ Angel’s father, Ramon Martinez, told FOX 5.
The news network was on the scene filming as neighbors picked up the teenager’s goodies to take home.
Angel Martinez, 14,forced to give away all of his possessions Monday after he took his parents’ Range Rover for a high-speed joyride over the weekend
Designer sneakers, a flat screen TV and a plush bedroom were all seen stacked high on the sidewalk ready to be given away
Angel wrote an apology to his neighbors on the back of a painting, which was also given away
Ramon explained that he and his wife were away celebrating their wedding anniversary in Las Vegas over the weekend, when they received a call from cops saying that their Range Rover had been seen speeding around the suburban streets.
Angel – who appeared petulant after cleaning out his bedroom – explained he was hand-washing his parent’s pricey vehicle when he had the idea to take it for a drive.
‘I washed the car but didn’t have anything to dry it, so [I thought] I’m gonna go for one spin until it dries,’ he explained.
‘I don’t have a license so I just took it.’
Angel’s father, Ramon, watched on as his son sat sadly waiting for his neighbors to pick up his possessions
Dad Ramon said he clearly explained to Angel that his reckless actions could have had serious consequences.
‘He could’ve run someone over. Something really bad could’ve happened,’ he stated.
He told FOX 5 that his son will be sleeping on the couch for the foreseeable future.
Angel says that giving away his possessions has helped him learn a valuable lesson.
‘It’s kind of weird, but I think it’s a fair punishment,’ he said, after surveying his emptied-out room.
Angel says that giving away his possessions has helped him learn a valuable
‘He could’ve run someone over. Something really bad could’ve happened’: Dad Ramon says he clearly explained to his son that his reckless actions could have had grave consequence