One North Carolina father knows the true meaning of “tough love.”
17-year-old Tony Cleveland Jr. incited a riot by posting a picture to Facebook. The photo encouraged people to riot at a mall located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The teen got arrested; and his father refused to bail him out.
According to the Conservative Tribune, Cleveland Sr. told reporters, “I am against the riots in Baltimore. I don’t condone what my son did. I don’t agree with using oppression and racism as a platform to do the wrong thing.”
He continued, “My son is my responsibility, and I’ll always support him. I’ve bailed him out of jail before, but I won’t this time because I love him. And he needs to take his medicine.”
The Tribune reported:
He said the shocked look on his son’s face makes him finally believe the seriousness of the charges he face when the judge raised his bond from $20,000 to $50,000. We should also be note that Cleveland Jr. faces additional charges for having weapons, one of which was a sawed-off shotgun.
Cleveland Jr. was already on electronic monitoring for a previous charge of breaking and entering. The teenager has a criminal past that includes larceny, disorderly conduct and possession of stolen property.
Cleveland Sr. made the right decision in this case. By making his son sit in jail, the teen learned a lesson that he won’t soon forget.
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