JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida father is getting a lot of attention for selling his son’s SUV on Craigslist.
Allan Gieger is selling the SUV he bought for his son after finding out he was using it “to drive around and smoke dope with his friends.”
Some are calling him “Dad of the Year.”
“Texas, Tennessee, just all over the place, telling me I’m not interested in your truck,” says Gieger. “I just want to tell you you’ve got Texas support and everyone supporting you with your decisions.”
Geiger says the reason the 1998 Ford Explorer is for sale is because his son “thinks it’s cool to drive around with his friends smokin’ dope and acting all thug … especially not showing me and my wife the respect that we deserve.”
“Got the last little bit of roach that I guess him and his buddies were smokin. Whoever gets this thing has definitely got to clean it out.”
Geiger decided to take the SUV away from his 18-year-old son – adding a bonus for people who live in their neighborhood.
“I had it for $1,500 – and I’ll take $250 off if someone from the Westside did buy it just so he could see it every now and then when he’s walking when he’s with his friends.”
The ad is getting attention nationwide. Geiger says he woke up to dozens of messages from strangers supporting his parenting decision.
“I posted it one night, woke up the next morning and seen a few shares, didn’t really think a lot of it and the next morning I woke up … I had over 60 messages.”
Geiger’s son didn’t want to talk on camera, but is reportedly remorseful and focused now on getting his diploma.
Geiger says this is just a little bump in the road for his son.
He says if his son gets a job and saves $1,000, he’ll match the money and they can go and buy a new car.