Boy Hires Online Hooker Who Pepper Sprays Him And Steals His Piggy Bank

shutterstock_132108950__1367672253_142.196.167.223A fourteen-year-old boy from Illinois got the biggest let down of his young life when he hired a prostitute online this week only to be pepper-sprayed and robbed. I just can’t even think about this without breaking out in hives. I am not prepared to parent a teenager.

The boy invited the Dareka R. Brooks, 22, into his home, where she instructed him to remove his pants. As the kid waited on the edge of the bed, she allegedly sprayed him with pepper spray and stole his iPad and his piggy bank. ABC News reports:

After the alleged robbery, the teen called police.  Cops “pinged” the iPad after Brooks turned it on, allowing them to track her to a motel in Elks Grove Village about 10 miles from the boy’s home, Bolger said.

Brooks was charged with armed robbery and ordered held on $10,000 bond on Thursday.

I’m going to digress a little by saying that I can’t believe thieves aren’t aware that there are tracking devices on iPads. That always blows my mind. It doesn’t blow my mind as much as the fact that the kid actually called the police and admitted he was trying to hire a prostitute. I would expect someone in his position to make up some crazy story about a masked man with a ceramic pig fetish. Kids just don’t have any imaginations anymore.

I can’t help joking a little because the fact that he got his piggy bank stolen is ridiculous – but this boy is really lucky. He invited a complete stranger into his house and could have been seriously harmed. How in the heck do we protect our children from the Internet? How do we teach them to have more sense than this kid and can we ever be fully sure that they won’t act on some ridiculous impulse like this?

I’m beginning to think I was born in the wrong decade. Damn you, Internet, for making parenting so terrifying.

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    • Lastango

      “…this boy is really lucky. He invited a complete stranger into his house and could have been seriously harmed.”
      =
      Excellent point. We should never forget that street prostitutes and other people who live the fast life are extremely dangerous. I live downtown in a big city, and always presume they are outright predators feeding a drug habit. A lot of these people aren’t going to live very long, and they know it.
      The stupidest thing we can do is hold some gauzy romantic notion that deep down these are warm caring people who are really just like us.

      • Rachel Sea

        “The fast life,” really? Most street workers are just trying to survive. Most of them are victims, not predators. This was an exceptional situation, which is why it is news.

      • Makabit

        I think that a big sign that you are not dealing with an ethical sex worker is when she agrees to do a house call for a child of fourteen…unfortunately, if you are a child of fourteen, you’re unlikely to fully understand or care about this fact.

    • jisme

      Ok wait wait wait wait! Yes i see your point of “most” of them are going to die young are predators and will hurt you over a few dollars just to get their next fix. but you are judging a big group of people when you talk like this and as unbelievable as you make think it is there are a lot of -hehem- us out there that do have hearts and aren’t evil sadist out to ruin lives. Just as you can’t judge all muslims for the stupid acts of few or millions or respectable and responsible gun owners for the actions of few. i do believe it takes one bad apple to ruin a bunch but i also believe once you see that apple to discard it, you don’t throw away your whole basket of apples.

      —ps it is funny that she stole his “piggy bank” =)

      • Lastango

        I “talk like this” because I can’t tell the difference between the ones who will hurt or kill me for a few dollars and the ones who won’t. So I respond to them all the same: by taking precautions to reduce my exposure to attack. Call it “threat-mindedness”; for those of us who live downtown, it’s an error to be mentally lazy about the risks.
        I’m not guessing about this; I know who does the attacks and the killing here because it’s in the papers — over and over again, year after year.

      • jisme

        That’s true. sadly i must admit you are right. there seem to be more and more that are bad than good but i still must preach that there are good ones. the really sad thing thou is now we must eye the pharmaceuticals with a cautious eye now days too as we don’t fully know the side effects. i also must say that every drug that is out there be it legal or illegal effects each person differently as all our ph and chemical, hormone balance and metal state of mind is different in each of us therefore. will effect each of us differently

      • Makabit

        You have a lot of hookers killing people where you live?

      • Lastango

        “We should never forget that street prostitutes and other people who live the fast life are extremely dangerous”
        =
        You can translate that as “generic street criminal” if it helps you.

    • Byron

      About the only thing you can do to prevent this is what the older generations used to do. Take the kid to a “legitimate” brothel to get his kink on and be there to ensure his safety.

      If you can’t take that much, just, uhh, be a good parent and have faith and a positive outlook. :p

      • Makabit

        You think the only thing people can do to prevent their fourteen-year-old sons from trying to hire prostitutes is to provide them with prostitutes? Most young men don’t do this. They stick to masturbating, online porn, and trying to convince classmates to make out with them.

    • Makabit

      This is one of those things that could have been unbelievably tragic, but no one got hurt (beyond pepper spraying, which is bad, but not as bad as it could have been) (or had risky sex), plus a piggy bank was involved, so it’s sort of hilarious.

      Some day, hopefully, this will seem funny to him too.