MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Juvenile Judge Edmond Naman said he is proud of two Mobile parents who called police on their teenage sons after discovering they had committed home burglaries.
Police said the two burglary cases are not connected and coincidentally happened around the same time.
Investigators said a mother called police after finding a gun that her son allegedly stole from a home where he had been hired to do yard work along Bayfront Road.
The second teen was arrested after his father caught him burglarizing a home that the two had been working on together along Venetia Road.
Judge Naman said the move by both parents likely changed lives.
"It's much like a child is sick or has cancer, you don't just let it fester and grow. You try to nip it at the bud and stop it, and that's why I'm so proud of these parents that did these things and turned them in," he said.
Judge Naman said he has seen quite a few cases where parents step up and report their children to law enforcement.
While not all too common with property crimes, he said it shows that some parents are willing to work with the courts to reverse some pretty dangerous behavior.
"Now we have a chance to work with that child and intercept a criminal lifestyle, and I think in the long run that parent is going to be very happy that they did that," said Naman.
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