Dad-Daughter

Some people will give this unidentified man a “Father of the Year” award, but others may think he went too far after noticing a grown man looking at his teen daughter.  The Upper Darby Police Department in Pennsylvania is looking for the man who thought a customer was looking at his daughter too hard, so he punched him.

According to police, the victim suffered a cut and a possible concussion during the incident and was taken to Delaware County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

“If somebody’s looking at your daughter why don’t you confront him instead of punching him?” said Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “This guy’s not an overprotective father … That’s just his excuse for thumping the guy.”

This story reminds me of an incident that occurred when I was 12 years old. I was sitting on the porch with my uncle and two of his friends. Mind you, these men were in their early 30’s, late 20’s.  It wasn’t uncommon for all of the neighbors to be outside socializing. Young and old. But this time, my uncle caught his friend looking at me too hard as I walked away.  There were no words exchanged, just fisticuffs from my uncle on his friend.

Now, I don’t condone violence, but if this father felt that this man was being predatory, then I can see why he reacted the way he did.

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