Allan Gieger’s online advert explains that he and his wife have come to the end of their tethers with their boy
A man who was fed up with his ‘pot-smoking’ son cruising the streets with his mates has taught him a lesson – by posting his CAR for sale online.
Allan Gieger took to US sales site Craigslist to offer his unnamed son’s SUV in Jacksonville, Florida.
And he’s been praised by parents across America and beyond online since the advertisement went viral.
The disgruntled dad even told local buyers he was willing to drop the £1,028 price by £170 for local buyers so that his son, who is 18, might occasionally see the vehicle with a new owner and remind him “how good he had it!”
The advert for the 1998 Ford Explorer has caused hilarity online, but there is a serious side, as Mr Gieger senior told CNN: “I’ve been having some issues with my son over the past year.
“I don’t want to see him struggle the way I did.”
The full ad reads: “I have my son’s truck up for sale that I bought for him as his first car. He thinks it’s cool to drive around with his friends smoking dope and acting all thug and especially not showing me and my wife the respect that we deserve.
“This was a vehicle to finish school in, get a decent job and get a head start on life but [he] chose to throw it all away because his friends would rather have an influence on him than me!
“Now he can use his Jordans to walk his ass off on these hot summer days. It has ice cold air and everything.
“It’s dirty as hell inside and out because he didn’t respect it and take pride, seems to drive well but needs a few parts because it squeaks.
“I just put new tyres on it that he never paid me for because dope was more important and driver’s seat doesn’t come all the way up, I guess cause cops kept riding by.
Side-splitting moment an Irish man gets into a row with his sat nav:
Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video
“If you live on the Westside I’ll take $250 off the price just so he sees it every now and then so it’ll remind him of how good he had it. I have title in hand.”
With more than 1,500 shares on Facebook and praise from parents around the world, Mr Gieger senior says he hoped the ad “opens his eyes”.
News4Jax reports that Mr Geiger senior’s son is “remorseful and working for his [high school] diploma”.