LETTER: No accountability

I was involved in a "road rage" incident in January. This incident led to my vehicle being damaged in a local department s
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

I was involved in a "road rage" incident in January. This incident led to my vehicle being damaged in a local department store parking lot. The act was caught on video. I filed a police report, went to court, went before a magistrate and I was told a decision would be made in three weeks.

I have heard not a single word from anyone. I have contacted the courts numerous times, and they seem to forget to call me back every time. This is a pretty cut-and-dried case, I thought. Evidence was very clear. So why is this matter taking so long?

I am not sure if it's because a juvenile did the damage or what. I just know that my vehicle has not been fixed because I can not afford to fix it. What happened to the parents in today's society? If this were my child that did this, I would make them do whatever was necessary to repay the person. Own up to what you did. Instead, he is left thinking he got away with it.

Unfortunately, these children will grow up thinking there is no repercussions for their actions. What is really sad is that my three children were in the car when this happened, and they ask me "why would someone do that?" All I can say is that they were not taught right from wrong, or how to be accountable for their actions. Is it too much to ask that we as adults, do the right thing? I thought at least the court would be responsible enough to make this happen.

Misti Yoakum

Sandusky