It’s times like this I would like to remind my mother how lucky she is to have me as a daughter.
Sure, I constantly put things on top of the dishwasher and not in it, and I’m not exactly the best at remembering to put the bins out, but I could definitely be worse.
I could drain her bank account and go on a three-state crime spree with my (non-existent) boyfriend, for example.
Because that’s exactly what Ivie Jade Adams, a 17-year-old from Georgia, did to her beloved mum last week.
The pair withdrew money from her mother’s bank account before heading south, where they stole a car and ditched her mother’s in a carpark.
“It would appear from what we recovered from the mother’s vehicle down in Jacksonville that they were entering other automobiles, either on their way down there or while they were in Florida,” Lieutenant Charles Barstow of the Milton Police Department told WSBTV.
(See, Mum?! Do you see how perfect and angelic I am now?!)
The Bonnie and Clyde-esque road trip was ended when Sheriff deputies arrested the deviant couple in Dothan, Alabama.
Ivie Jade has been charged with multiple felonies, however her boyfriend is yet to be charged as police wait for more evidence to surface.
”This is not something we see on a regular basis, but given the nature of today’s society, it’s still somewhat of a shock,” Barstow said.
Meanwhile, local community member Claude Banks told WSBTV that Ivie has a good girl reputation.
“Never got in no trouble. Straight home from school. No trouble at all,’ he said. ‘Very sorry for her mom. Praying for her mom and hope that Jade is OK.”
If I had to have a guess, Ivie Jade is probably looking at a decent grounding, and will most likely have her ‘screen privileges’ taken away for all eternity. You can kiss goodbye your iPhone and Facebook, Ivie Jade.
P.S. Mum, if you’re reading this, there’s no need to thank me for being such a wonderful, lawful child. You’re welcome (and lucky).
As a final note, I think it’s only fitting we end with this: