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Published:September 14th, 2008 15:11 EST
Dad Chases Nude Boy From Daughter's Room

Dad Chases Nude Boy From Daughter's Room

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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."

Associated Press (AP)

It`s tempting to dismiss this article as a sordid episode worthy of Jerry Springer, but I sympathize with the angry dad.

The AP article doesn`t mention the age of the youngsters, but we know that they were minors. The dad`s daughter could be as young as thirteen, he should be commended for his restraint.

If any dad finds a naked boy in the room of his daughter, he`s not going to be in the frame of mind to ask the young man to put on some clothes and then lecture about safe sex.

I`m not condoning violence, I`m just suggesting that sometimes it`s extremely difficult to restrain your passion from overruling common sense.

The dad was charged with aggravated battery on a child, but I`m sure he feels that`s a small price to pay to teach his daughter and her boyfriend a lesson.