Parental Control: Mom Refuses to Bailout Son

Mom called her son "spoiled"

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Monday, Aug 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:03 AM CDT
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The mother of a teenager accused of stealing a car is teaching her son a lesson.

Ravontay Hutchins, 17, of the 1200 block of South Throop, is charged with driving off with a pizza deliveryman's car outside Pompeii, 1531 W. Taylor, at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, the Sun-Times reports.

Hutchins and a 14-year-old accomplice abandoned the car and ran away on foot before getting arrested, police said.

Hutchins' mother attended her son's hearing at Cook County Criminal Court Sunday. She told Judge Peggy Chiampas her child's father is serving in Iraq and admitted the teen has been a handful.

Chiampas set his bail at $25,000.

The woman, who called her son "spoiled", made an announcement to the court.

"I've got [the money to bail him out], but he's staying here, locked up," she said before turning around and walking out.

That impressed the judge.

"I want to know why there's not more parents like this. ... I applaud her for her truthfulness," said Chiampas.

"You think about that, while your dad's in Iraq," the judge told the teen as he was returning to his cell.

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