Over the top much?

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A father in California has been ordered to stand trial on assault and other charges for allegedly tying up a man and using a stun gun on him for sending a racy cell phone photo to his 17-year-old daughter.

via NewsOK.com.

I have a book on martial arts that has an entire chapter on how to take revenge on someone. I was kind of amazed there would be a chapter on that, but revenge for a past wrong is in the Samurai code and there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

I have a beautiful daughter and in 10 years when she is seventeen I will not be happy at all with a man who sends her pictures like that. But kidnapping, stripping, and torturing the guy is over the top. Revenge must be done up close and personally, so I guess he got that part right. What any father should have done is face the guy in public, hopefully in front of his peers, and punch him right in his face. Simple assault. Maybe you’d go to jail for it, but it would be a righteous cop.

They say a man who seeks revenge should start out by digging two graves. The dad here will go to jail and the “bad guy” will probably not even pay a fine. Only one grave needed in this case.

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  • Six  On October 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Exactly right. One fine afternoon I was working the beat that includes our downtown. It’s where all the eateries and drinking establishments are. It’s also a magnet for our homeless population because that’s where the tourists and their dollars are. Most of them are harmless beggars but one or two are borderline violent.
    As I drove I saw a scuffle on the sidewalk and stopped to check just in time to see a young asian man, short but of considerable musculature, cold cock one of our aforementioned psycho homeless guys. This particular punchee was a good foot taller than the puncher so no physical advantage was with either.
    I intervened and started asking questions. Turns out, according to a host of witnesses, the homless guy (who was quite intoxicated and had a history of being combative, even with us) had manhandled the asian man’s wife asking for money and the asian guy had popped him just once, knocking him dead out.
    I whispered to the victorious pugilist that honor had been served and now might be a good time to disappear. With DAs, one never knows. With a last glare at the unconscious drunk and thanks to me, they faded away. I arrested the homeless guy for public intoxication and released him after he’d had a chance to sober up.
    And that’s how it’s done.

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