Depends on how old he is and if he has ever been arrested. If the police got involved then, depending on what he stole, his charges would be theft and domestic refusal. If he stole something that had significant value then it could be a type D felony and he could go to jail. If what he stole had little value and you got the police involved then he could be arrested and not put into a cell, unless he was defiant with the officers, and he will only receive a stern talking to.
Psychologically this could be a way to get attention or be a cry for help. Is he not getting enough attention at home? Do you and your parents leave him out of certain things? Maybe he's having an internal struggle with another problem. Most people tend to rebel against it but try talking to him (as a concerned sister). Be passive, respectful, and honest and ask him what's going on. Act like you care. If that doesn't work then try getting him to a counselor or therapist- anything. If this just came out of nowhere, if he used to be a good kid, then maybe he has a lot of built up feelings and emotions he's struggling with.
Well, his parents should be the ones who take charge of the situation. He obviously needs help. He could have a mental issue, in fact. He should see a doctor and he needs discipline in his life, pronto.
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Last edited at 7:33AM on 2/6/2013
he might want some help. he probably thinks nobody cares about him... try to talk to him. he might need your support. dont act like he a bad guy because that will make him shut down completely. if that doesn't work tell him you care and just want to help.
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Last edited at 7:39AM on 2/6/2013
I went through the same thing with my brother he did drugs , stole from me , and always wanted to fight me . Honestly all you can is hope he stops and have your parents talk to him all you really can do is tell him things , but if he is not receptive to your families advice it's because he doesn't want to be . that's how my brother was , but who knows maybe your brother is different.Good luck
If its really that bad sometimes the family has to show some tough love meaning either you're bro has to be kicked out of the home or the local authorities have to intercede. It puts the family in a bad position but you can always give an ultimatum. Either he gets help or do what I just mentioned