Each generation gets a little more spoiled. It's just the nature of the beast, especially with technology booming (phones, computers, facebook etc etc). Kids, meaning teens and younger, certainly seem to feel much more entitled these days.
Part of that problem, though are parents. Don't put all the blame on the kids. If parents would actually teach discipline and some structure before kids get to the teen years, you'd see less of this crap happening. I see parents letting kids get away with murder out in public, as im sure all of you do as well. It's asinine. Once you instill in a kid, that they can get what they want, when they want it, you're screwed. And much of the time, it doesn't bode well later in life. Kids have zero clue what hard work is these days. Not all, but the ratio is growing in the wrong direction.
Look i wasn't the perfect kid, but i had chores, push mowed about 10 acres worth of grass growing up (until my dad was able to get a 2nd rider, which was a God send
) and worked all through high school. I paid for gas and part of the insurance on my car. My parents were far from perfect, but they were tough when they needed to be, and gave me responsibility and space as i got older. The older i get the more i respect them and love them for the way they raised me. It was also nice to grow up in a 2 parent household, although my folks had plenty of moments, believe me. But they didn't just run at the first sign of trouble like so many do these days.
I'm very happy with where i'm at in life right now. 28, married to an amazing woman, homeowner, have a stable job. I served my country for 4 years and went to school for 2 years after i got out of the service. Much of that had to do with how i was raised by my folks to respect your elders and take pride in your work. The military furthered that as well.
I've got zero problem with what that fella did. It's his property, and he didn't put anyone in harms way. And if that can't get the attention of your kid, i don't know what will.