Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Jury Of His Peers?

In a proper world,that should consist of twelve fathers of teen aged daughters.

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

I would like to see King David or The Nightwriter serve on this jury.


Palm boy said...

Strange that the boy didn't take the opportunity to leave when the dad went to go and get a pipe... seems to me he earned it for standing around naked, and then being dumb enough not to run.

Bike Bubba said...

Palm Boy, I'm guessing that Dad thought he had a burglar and armed himself with the pipe before going to his daughter's room. Reality is that the young man is very lucky that he got hit with a pipe instead of a bullet.

Count me as well among the prospective juror pool who wouldn't vote to convict.

kingdavid said...

I'd rule the dad not guilty by reason of sanity.

I'd have used the Boy Scout walking stick that is leaning up in the corner next to my bed; although I probably wouldn't have been aiming at his head.

Jade said...

Seems to me, if he had known his daughter had a boyfriend, he would have presumed the noises from his daughters room were from the boyfriend and he would have reacted accordingly.
Since he was ignorant of her activities, it's perfectly natural to assume noises are from a stranger breaking into your house, and opening the door to see a naked man in your daughter's room would provoke any father to act first, assess the age of the presumed assailant later.

Night Writer said...

No prosecuting lawyer would never let me on the jury. If I were swinging the pipe, thought, I wouldn't have aimed at the head.

Bike Bubba said...

Notice how the dads of teen girls independently think the exact same thing about where to swing the pipe.

And I'm not quite sure I'd act differently if I knew my daughter had a boyfriend, either, especially as I wouldn't exactly allow sleepovers.

Not aiming for the head, either.