Dude, Mom Unloaded My Car
Iowa woman very publicly sells teen's ride after finding booze
By Michael O'Connor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 9, 2008 3:26 PM CST
"Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car," the Des Moines Register ad reads. "Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under...   (Index Stock)
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(Newser) – The "meanest mom on the planet" has unloaded her rule-breaking 19-year-old son's car in a very public Des Moines Register classified ad: "Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat."

The ad garnered plenty of kudos for Iowan Jane Hambleton, who has gotten calls from as far as Georgia—and not just from car hunters. "It's overwhelming the number of people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent.'" She hasn't fielded any complaints, except from her son, who says the alcohol wasn't his. He's "very, very unhappy," she said.