A Kat Production
Waylon is a kid you recognize from your neighborhood, though you don’t know his last name. He seems to be around thirteen.
This morning before sunrise you have caught him in the act of trying to steal your ten year old’s bicycle by cutting through the chain used to secure the bike to your fencepost. Waylon refuses to tell you his address or his parents’ names; when you threaten him with the police, however, he starts to cry. Then he begs you to deal with him, saying, “You can whoop me as hard as you want, but please don’t call the cops. I don’t want my mom to know. It’ll kill her.”
Gradually you get Waylon to explain that his mom is a single parent (divorced) who works a nightshift at the hospital.
Will you ‘whoop’ him or handle this some other way?