Son has right mindset.

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    So I am sitting at my office today and on my second monitor I see a tire roll across my front yard. First thought is what the heck. Then I go and replay the video feed from the house and find that an SUV that lives down the road from us had come around the corner where we live and one of the tires had come off the trailer he was pulling, and low and behold it hit my jeep sitting in the driveway, then the trailer that is behind it, and then across the front yard.

    I decide, that I better go home and find if it had damaged my Jeep. So while on the way home I pull up the video on the phone and notice a vehicle in the driveway, I hand the phone to my son and while he is watching they apparently get out, get the wheel and tire and put in into their van and drive off.

    So when we get home I look over the Jeep and find a nice, not too big of a dent in the passenger side door with a nice scuff mark from the tire. Looking over the rest of it and it looks like that is the only damage.

    While I am looking over the Jeep deciding whether to go ahead and head down the road to find the guy and discuss it with him I hear a vehicle coming back down the road towards my house. Just so happens it is the same guy pulling the same trailer, minus one of the 4 wheels on the trailer. I try to flag him down, but he is either not paying attention or intentionally looking to avoid me. So I holler at him to stop. He stops in the road and the van that had come by to retrieve the wheel follows up and stops behind him. I walk up to the drivers door and tell him we need to talk about the dent in my Jeep. He looks at me kind of funny, and a tell him again we need to talk about the dent in my Jeep that was caused by the tire he lost off of his trailer.

    He then decides to get out and come take a look.

    So while he and I and the guy from the van are looking over the dent, my son is no where to be found. Well he is now sitting back in my truck. The guys say they are new wheels and tires, and the people who put them on didn't do it right and they have a busted wheel ect. I suggest they take their bad wheel to whomever they got the stuff from and explain what happened, and that they may be needing to pay for a dent in a Jeep as well.

    We agree to meet at a body shop, apparently someone they know, tomorrow morning to get the dent looked at, shake hands and they head off down the road. On the way back to the office I just so happen to have to drive past this body shop and both of their vehicles are there, so I suppose they were letting the guy know we would be there in the morning.

    Anyway, to the whole point of this long drawn out story. I ask my son (12 year old), where were you when I was talking to the two guys. He said, dad, I went to the truck just in case I needed to call 911 if they tried to start something while you were talking to them. He said he didn't know if they might try to beat me up or whatever so he was just ready in case.

    I was pretty proud of him for thinking of that. I wasn't overly concerned about getting into a conflict over it myself. If they had been uncooperative, I would have simply told them to go on and we would let the sheriff handle things at a later date.

    Glad things appear to be going in the right direction, and glad the son on his own accord was thinking of what if scenarios and preparing for them.
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    good kid
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    Very good thinking. Kudos, for the circumspection. These days, you never know. Actually, you never did know, back then, either. Always worth taking basic precautions. Glad to see he's thinking through the possibilities and avoiding handing them opportunity on a platter.
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    Good for junior!
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    Hope you brought him for ice cream after that.
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    One of those moments that make it all worth while. I hope you told him how proud you are of him.
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    good for your son. My daughter was about his age when we were leaving the mall and we followed by some rather unsavory types. My daughter looked at me and said, "You have your Glock"? I assured her I did and not to worry. She just simply replied, "good". She's now 23 and has her own guns and concealed weapons license. I predict your son will also be one of the next generation that simply "gets it".
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    Sounds like your son has a good head on his shoulders- good for him.
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    Thank your son for "thinking outside the box". So many would stand there looking at some game on his cell phone, and not caring what's going on around him.
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    Smart kid. You should keep him.
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    Great awareness, you've taught him well.

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    You're son had your back.

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    Well Done! Sounds like he has had a good upbringing.
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    Oh, he does play his fair share of video games, and mom let him get a new one for his I pad last night, but I was proud of him for thinking of the what if things went south scenario.
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