Perhaps the awkward fact that the mom asked about a $30. reward for turning in a shoplifter and that she doesn't belong to any visible minority groups rightwingers enjoy trashing, just about dampened any good spin somebody might get from flogging this "news" item.
An Ohio woman who asked that police be called after she caught her 6-year-old daughter shoplifting a package of stickers said Wednesday that she was just trying to teach the girl a lesson early in life.
Diane Lyons said she doesn't believe she overreacted when she discovered the girl, Shiane, had taken the $3.11 package of stickers used to make temporary tattoos. Lyons' 10-year-old daughter told her about the theft.
Chief Ronald Yeager of the Carrollton Police Department in eastern Ohio arrived at the Discount Drug Mart Dec. 15 and took the girl to the police station in his cruiser [...]
Update: On the topic of different parenting styles, Andrew Sullivan reminds us of what has been said about $arah in that regard, by Levi Johnston. Wonder if he'll have to wait for Bristol to get away from her mother's control before he gets a chance to see his son again?