Local mom investigated for allowing 38-year-old son to move out, get a job


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FromThe Beaverton.

Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment.

“A neighbour saw Ben working as a barista at Starbucks, and she freaked out,” explained Deborah Johnson, whose son was, until recently, living in the basement. “When he told her he was living in a rented apartment with friends, she got even more frantic and contacted Child Protective Services.”

When CPS showed up at Ms. Johnson’s house, they immediately quizzed her about her fitness as a mother, demanding to know whether she had abdicated responsibility for any of her other adult children besides Ben.

“They couldn’t believe I allowed Ben to move out and start his own life, but they were absolutely appalled when I told them I don’t even pay his cell phone bill…

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4 thoughts on “Local mom investigated for allowing 38-year-old son to move out, get a job

  1. I’m reading this and thinking, “please tell me this is a joke!” My 60+ year old sister will be retiring soon. I hope my almost 90 year old father realizes it will once again be his responsibility to take her in. 😀

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