Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bad Aim Here

Here's the news-story.

DELTONA, Fla. - An angry Deltona father whacked his teenage daughter's boyfriend with a metal pipe after finding the boy naked in his daughter's room.

Authorities say the father, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year.

He heard noises coming from his daughter's bedroom Thursday morning and saw a stranger standing naked on the girl's bed, he swung a metal pipe. He then chased the teen out the front door and called police.

The boy was taken to the hospital where doctors closed a head wound with staples.The father was charged with aggravated battery on a child and bonded out on $10,000.

Here are my thoughts:

1) The father aimed about 24" too high with the pipe. Obviously it was not the boy's HEAD that he wanted to disable. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

2) Wanna see "jury nullification?" Go to the father's trial.

HT: June Cleaver

4 comments:

MichaelJ said...

"The father aimed about 24" too high with the pipe. Obviously it was not the boy's HEAD that he wanted to disable. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy."

Oh he was aiming at the boys head alright.

Unfortunately for the father and fortunately for the boy, he managed to hit the bigger of the two!

Dan said...

Ok, why is he being charged? He found a naked boy in his girl's room. He didn't know who it was, so to him, it was a stranger and he was protecting his daughter. so why is he being charged?

Al said...

While I don't blame the dad for going a bit ballistic, it seems to me as if he was trying to close the barn door after the horse had escaped. He didn't know his daughter had been dating the guy for a year? How come? OK, I know that children can keep things hiden, but for over a year? Was he that naive that he didn't suspect something before now?

Anonymous said...

Many parents are unaware their children are sexually active. Just ask Sarah Palin.