TROY, N.Y. - A Troy teen was forced by his parents to wear this sign and stand on busy Hoosick Street Monday, as punishment for smoking pot and stealing a cell phone.
17-year-old Rodney Green's dad, also named Rodney, forced his son to wear a sign and stand along busy Hoosick Street in Troy for several hours on Monday. Wearing the sign was a punishment for Rodney after he was involved in a cell phone theft and was caught smoking pot.
The sign reads: "I am 17 yrs. old. I like to smoke pot, disrespect my parents, teacher, and school officials. I'm a senior in high school and I got suspended for being involved in a theft. I'm embarrassing my family but for the most part hurting myself!"
His dad was there the whole time, while dozens of people stopped to talk to Rodney. Their reaction appeared to be a mix between concern and applause for his father.