Aug 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Son, and be sure to grab a carton of Newports

From Comcast news:

MILWAUKEE — Police in Wisconsin say a woman celebrated her birthday by helping her teenage son rob two gas stations. Officers in the Milwaukee suburb of Greenfield say the 37-year-old woman acted as the getaway driver while her 17-year-old son robbed the stations at gunpoint.

Authorities say the pair were in custody Wednesday awaiting charges. Their names were not released.

Police say the teen was visiting from Chicago for his mother's birthday.

And they say the woman's 13-month-old daughter and two boys ages 10 and 14 rode along during the robberies in Greenfield and Milwaukee. Greenfield police Deputy Inspector Bradley Wentlandt says the younger children have been turned over to child welfare.


  1. Bubs? What are you doing here?

    My mama was always threatening to turn me over to the police but never while she was driving the getaway car.

  2. Hey, families that play together...

  3. Well, I hope he was a good son and at least stole his mom a birthday card. Damn kids these days.

  4. Wow.

    Seriously. Wow.

    This makes me sad - two boys 10 and 14 rode along.. nice way to be an example.


  5. Didn't they make a movie abut this already? I forget, was Shelley Winters or Angie Dickinson "Bloody Mama"?

  6. I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got...

  7. It's so nice to see families getting out of the house together these days...