In a now-viral video, a Texas mom was captured chasing down her teen son and spanking him with a belt in traffic after he took off in her BMW with a friend.
That mother, Liza Martinez, is now breaking her silence and explaining why she took such drastic measures.
“It’s my son’s well being, his livelihood, his best friend’s well being, not to mention all of the people on the roadways,” she told ABC7.
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Another parent had informed her that her son, Aaron, had gone to a friends house to pick him up. She asked her daughter, Liza Campero, to check to see if her car was there.
“That’s when she told me to grab the belt, and I really just ran into the closet and grabbed the first belt I saw,” Campero recalled.
Before long, Martinez tracked down her son and screamed at him to pull over.
“I pulled right out into traffic next to him. He was in one lane, I was in the lane next to him. That’s when I yelled at him to pull over. Now,” she said.
“Give me the belt,” she’s heard saying in the video.
Martinez then got out of the car and proceeded to spank her 14-year-old son right in the middle of traffic.
Watch the video below:
"PULL OVER NOW": A mom is filmed whipping her teenage son with a belt after he took her new BMW 😂😳 It appears he underestimated her innate tracking ability.
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She’s not sorry, either.
“I feel that I have a debt to society, and my debt to society is to make sure my children are productive, law-abiding citizens,” Martinez added.