Several readers sent me this story.
A Texas father took action with his licensed firearm over the weekend after allegedly catching a man peeping at his young daughter through her bedroom window and fondling himself.
The father, along with his wife, reportedly confronted an intoxicated man who was inappropriately touching himself outside their 10-year-old daughter’s window late Sunday night, according to KTRK-TV
The child spotted the man first and screamed, alerting her parents to the situation.
(IANAL interpretation follows)
Disgusting? Yes. Deserving of a good butt whipping? Also yes and add fire ants to the honey-covered genitals while at it. But shooting the guy specially when you helped precipitate the event?
The father reportedly told Harris County Sheriff’s deputies that he and his wife instructed the man to lie down in the grass and wait for police to arrive, but the suspect didn’t listen. Instead, he fled across the street to a Valero gas station, and the couple followed him.
At the gas station, the father recalled to KTRK that while he went inside to ask the attendant to call the police, his wife held the suspect at gunpoint.
The suspect, however, was able to wrestle with the mother and take her gun away. The father said he exited the gas station to find the man pointing a gun at his wife — and that’s when he opened fire, striking the man three times.
Texas being Texas, I have no idea how the D.A, will act, but I would not be surprised if some sort of charges are brought against the parents. I understand the feeling and hope they don get charged.
As for the rest of us, I believe pepper spraying the family jewels and then calling the cops is a sound resolution.
Cops: “Where is the suspect?”
Homeowner: “Follow the screams of pain.”