A Kaikohe grandmother has reported her own mokopuna after recognising him in CCTV footage of group of rampaging youths trying to smash their way into a service station.
The grandma, who can’t be named for legal reasons, said she was as upset and fed up as the rest of the Kaikohe community.
“I have no problems in coming forward and naming any one of my mokos who is doing wrong. I get that people are getting really angry and upset about what these young boys are doing and have had enough. So have we,” she wrote on a Facebook post dedicated to identifying the offenders in Friday night’s crime spree.
“Don’t think we as grandparents don’t give a hoot. We’ve tried helping him and it was thrown back in our faces. What do you do when your grandson doesn’t want help, doesn’t appreciate what’s given to him? Don’t worry, I’ve wanted to kick his backside on many occasions but they pull that card, ‘I’ll ring the cops’. It’s just all so frustrating.”