Many of us have it very good—we’ve got loving, supportive families that we know have our backs. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky. The sad truth is that a person’s parents don’t always have their best interests at heart. And sometimes… sometimes they’re so greedy, they’re willing to throw their own kids under the bus if it gets them what they want. They believe that their kids owe them for life just because they raised them. That, dear Pandas, is entitlement turned up to the max.

Redditor u/Plop-Tart-Throwaway, from Arizona, shared a shocking story about his narcissist parents who wanted to trade houses. And when they didn’t get their way? They resorted to shameless tactics and even broke the law. You’ll find the full story below. Grab yourselves a cup of tea and get ready to get angry at the injustice of it all.

The redditor starts off by explaining how their parents started treating him very differently once they entered teenhood. While childhood independence is overall a good thing, these parents took it too far, demanding most of their kid’s paycheck. And when he didn’t play by their rules, they evicted their own flesh and blood.

A redditor shared a tale about how his entitled and jealous parents crossed all the lines

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His childhood wasn’t the best, and there were plenty of parenting red flags way back then

After buying a house for himself, the son received a very peculiar offer from his parents

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Things later came to a head when his parents wanted a handout. The situation quickly turned very nasty indeed

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Once the authorities got involved, the man decided to humiliate his parents for what they did

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Eventually, the redditor got his own house, not far from his parents. That’s when the parents decided that they wanted to trade houses. Yup, you read that right. They were hating the fact that their kid was doing better than them. They were quickly and firmly told, ‘no.’ However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, it wasn’t the end of the story. What happened next was downright disgusting.

Fast-forward a bit and you find the redditor’s parents begging him for a handout because their air conditioning unit broke. After he refused, he found his house broken into. The front door locks were drilled off, the place was a mess. Naturally, the parents denied doing anything wrong. But when the police and the neighbors got involved, they were suddenly hoping they wouldn’t go to jail.

The price for that was simple justice: give back the ACs, clean up the house, write an apology, and promise to never ask for anything ever again. The mom and dad were severely humbled. Meanwhile, their son got cameras for his house so nothing like this would ever happen again. The cherry on top? It turns out the parents actually did have enough money for an AC after all.

Childhood independence and resilience expert Lenore Skenazy previously told Bored Panda that more and more parents try to track and control their kids nowadays.

“One thing many parents are choosing today is to keep their kids under constant surveillance, with the help of tech. Whether it’s being able to track their kids’ movements, read their browsing history, or even scan their texts, parents have all sorts of new tools to make them seemingly omniscient,” she said that many parents don’t respect their children’s privacy.

“For the same reason you didn’t want your parents to read your diary, or to build a treehouse on the branch right next to YOUR treehouse, children need some space to grow into their own person. Kids need to know they are loved, but they also need to know they are trusted. They can’t prove that if parents never actually let them do some things literally on their own, without constant surveillance,” she said.

“In the past, the only people we electronically tracked were felons on parole. They had to wear an ankle monitor that the warden could check to make sure they were where they were supposed to be. The felon knew that this was better than prison—but it wasn’t freedom,” the expert told us that parents should adopt a “talk, don’t stalk” approach for everyone’s sake.

“Try to keep the lines of communication open with your kids, and gradually give them more freedom as they get older and earn it by being responsible. Taking all independence away for their ‘safety’ is a way to teach them that you don’t think they can handle anything on their own— how deflating!—and that you don’t trust them. Would you appreciate a spouse who tracked your every move? Would you feel trusted? Love requires some trust.”

The author of the story shared a lot of extra information in the comments of the viral thread