Mother calls police on son for stealing van


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Updated: 5/17/2013 10:17 pm Published: 5/17/2013 1:00 pm


A teenage boy, 15, and his friend went on a joyride in his mom's work van and crashed in a police chase.

"It's like you become a prisoner in your own home and it gets to a point where it's enough," said Lorna Doyle.

She said she gave her son his last chance.

"I had tried all my typical parenting and gave you a first, second, third and fourth chance, but you have to begin to draw the line," said Doyle.

She called police and once they tracked him down, she wanted him arrested.

"I said we are going to press charges. That's my business vehicle, it's unnecessary. He can get hurt; I love him," said Doyle.
Doyle said while police were taking the report, her husband was out looking for the van and the boys and spotted them.

Officers chased the van, which crashed at the water maintenance facility near Pine and the LL Tisdale.

"I think the car is totaled," said Doyle.

At the crash site debris from the van is scattered and the gate is uprooted. Doyle said she used the van for T Town Senior Cab and Services, which transports senior citizens to appointments and other needs.

"I've had an awful business day today. I've been trying to get people around because I have one of my main vehicles down," said Doyle.

She said she had no other choice but to call police and wanted her son to get a reality check in juvenile detention.

"I needed to let him know that there is another life out there, and if that is where you need to be, than that is where you are going to be because I have had enough,"' said Doyle.

She said her son stole her car too many times. One time she was hurt while trying to stop her son from taking off with her van.

"He didn't realize the power of the car knocked me into the street, and I hit my head and ended up in the hospital in ICU,” said Doyle.

She wants parents to understand she's a good mom and her other kids have stayed out of trouble and excelled in school. She said her son has a loving family.

"I am hoping if other parents hear this you can love them all you want but what do they want? Are they loving you back, are they making poor choices? If you know that is what they are making  are you doing them a favor by giving them a slap on the hand or getting a slap at all?” said Doyle.
The mother said because of the challenges with her son she started ACT II, Adults Cultivating Teens and Tweens a Second Time.

"ACT II is a place where kids can come, like a safe haven," said Doyle.

She said it is a place where mentors intervene before incarceration.

"ACT II is an opportunity to stop them and cut them off at the path before they get into trouble," said Doyle. "Get help with school work and develop their talents."

Doyle said the program is also a refuge for parents.

"This is also a program for parents to talk to someone and understands someone that can help them find what they are looking for," said Doyle.

She wants parents in her shoes to listen to her message and not to give up on their children.

"If this is the reality that you live in, you better do something the first time, because it's not going to stop," said Doyle.

The mother went to court with her son on Friday, and she said both 15-year-olds are on house arrest. Police said they face charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police said during the chase a K9 officer and his dog also responded to call. During the foot chase after the boys, an officer was bit by the police dog. The officer is okay and no one else was injured.
Doyle said is seeking help with her ACT II program and you can contact her at 918-313-7106.

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t town253 - 5/21/2013 12:35 PM
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You need to whoop your son more and not depend on the "justice system" to teach your child a lesson. All he is going to do in juvi is learn the tricks of the trade and get more acquired more with the street life.

Mayor Maynot - 5/18/2013 9:01 AM
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Hmmmm, wonder what kind of new life skills he will acquire in juvie??

royprhodes - 5/18/2013 5:25 AM
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Spare the rod spoil the child.

cattleokie - 5/17/2013 9:48 PM
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Kids do not CARE about the curfew law, & also the parents do not give a crap where there kids are just so they are out of the parents way. And then the parents wander why there adult kids are in & out of jail so much.DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LJaneM - 5/17/2013 1:37 PM
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What is the curfew in Tulsa for teenagers at this time? Why are all these kids running around late at night? Are they homeless and don't go to school?
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