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Father uses embarrassing punishment to drive home a point

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MONTANA - A Montana father used an unusual approach to punish his 14-year-old son for taking a car on a joyride and then lying about it.

The boy had to stand at a busy intersection with a bright green sign hanging around his neck, a sign that explained what he did.

The punishment got a lot of attention from drivers. "In my mind at this age, embarrassment can do a lot more good than grounding him from TV or their iPod, which he doesn't have an iPod or phone anymore. A little bit of embarrassment goes a long way," said Sean Ronlake, the teen's father.

Ronlake says he loves his son so much that he wants to be sure the boy doesn't think he can do it again.

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