The mom who took the jewelry from difficult child knew exactly what she was doing. She drove to a nearby town and pawned the stuff there. The detective handling difficult child's case said he couldn't swear out a warrant on her because the crime was committed outside our city borders ... even though she took possession of the jewelry in her house, which is inside of our city. It's like a game of hot potato. The person I just spoke with, in another town, called someone in our city who specializes in pawn shops, and said that our detective is not doing his job. He said to talk to his supervisor. Great. We go to court in two days and this woman isn't even on the list. Fine. I'll just start over, and proceed with-the case against my son first. If none of this works against the mom, I will simply call her and tell her I'll take her up on her offer to repay me. When she tells me it's too much money, which she will, I will sue her butt. Meanwhile, I am ready to kill difficult child. All of this work and he doesn't have to do any of it. It's not like he can call up and make a police report. He's under 18. Thanks for listening.