You've heard the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child," but one video has people debating whether or not what this man did was right.

The Milwaukee man caught a 14-year-old boy trying to steal his pants while he played basketball with friends. In his pants pockets were his keys, credit cards, wallet, and cash.

When the man caught the boy, he refused to reveal where he lived because his mother told him that if he got into any more trouble, she would send him to a boys' home. So the man gave him two options:

  • Call the police
  • Get an old-school "whooping" with a belt.

The boy chose the "whooping."

The video is a bit hard to watch, but at the end, the visibly shaken boy vows to never steal again as the stranger offers to keep in touch with the boy and keep him on the "strait and narrow."

Do you think the man was right, or wrong for whipping the boy?

[via LiveLeak]

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