Father shoots daughter's computer
ABERMARLE, N.C. -- A father in North Carolina has gotten a lot of attention after posting a YouTube video of him shooting his daughter's computer. He was upset over her Facebook posts.
“We’re getting calls from other states. Pittsburgh, Texas. One person called from out of the country,” said Chief William Halliburton, Albermarle, North Carolina Police Department.
And the calls kept coming to Albemarle police since this video went viral last week.
In it, a Stanly County man named Tommy Jordan taught his daughter a lesson after finding a Facebook post in which she complained about her chores.
"Some people saying, 'Finally a parent's doing something to take control,' and then on the other side, you have people saying, 'Absolutely not, this is crossing the line,’" said Chief Halliburton.
Some have demanded that police take action. In a letter to the city, one person wrote:
“If that is against the law, suggest you enforce it and post his arrest on YouTube and Facebook.”
It is against the law to shoot a gun in the city, however, Jordan lives outside of city limits and in Stanly County, there is no such law.
On Facebook, Jordan wrote of police:
“Of course they came out. They received enough, 'Oh my god he's going to kill his daughter,' comments that they had to.”
Jordan also wrote, “Police by the way said, ‘Kudos sir,’ and most of them had their kids watch it. I actually had a thank you from an entire detective squad.”
"No officers from our department went out there to speak with him," said Chief Halliburton.
Jordan said Child Protective Services also came out to speak with him and his daughter separately over the weekend.
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