Liza Campero's 14-year-old brother will at least have to go the rest of the year without his cell phone, PlayStation 4 and the door on his bedroom.
But the high school freshman from El Paso, Texas, rides into his punishment on a wave of social media attention after he went joyriding in his mother's new BMW last week.
In a series of now viral tweets, Campero filmed her furious mother as she intercepted the boy on the road like a hawk and whipped him with a belt near oncoming traffic.
The boy planned to sneak out with the car to see his girlfriend. But it appears he underestimated his mother's innate tracking ability.
"[My brother] was embarrassed at first," she said. "But he went back to school yesterday, and everybody tells him he's like a legend."