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Angry Father In US Shoots Daughter's Laptop With .45 Pistol

Washington, Feb 11: A man in North Carolina, Tommy Jordan, has taught his disgruntled teenage daughter Hannah a public lession in respecting one's elders by shooting her latop on camera and then posting the video

PTI [ Updated: February 11, 2012 15:41 IST ]
angry father in us shoots daughter s laptop with .45 pistol
angry father in us shoots daughter s laptop with .45 pistol

Washington, Feb 11: A man in North Carolina, Tommy Jordan, has taught his disgruntled teenage daughter Hannah a public lession in respecting one's elders by shooting her latop on camera and then posting the video on her Facebook page, causing a huge outcry in the social media, Daily Mail reported.

 
The angry father in Albemarle, North Carolina, made the video after his 15-year-old daughter Hannah had apparently written a Facebook post complaining about all of the chores she has to do at home.

She was also moaning about how difficult her parents made her life.



But when IT worker Jordan found the post he decided grounding her would not be punishment enough and made the video.

‘That right there is your laptop', he says in a YouTube video, pointing a camera at a computer lying in a patch of dirt on the ground.
 
‘This right here is my .45,' he says, moving a pistol into the frame.
 
He cocks the weapon and shoots nine rounds into the laptop.
 
The video entitled ‘Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen' is dedicated to his rebellious daughter.


 
It's also aimed at ‘all her friends on Facebook who thought that her little rebellious post was cute, and for all you parents out there who think your, you know, kids don't post bad things on Facebook'.
 
He begins by reading out his daughter's post from a computer print-out, explaining ‘since you want to hide it from everyone, I'm going to share it with everybody'.

Jordan mocks his daughter for thinking her parents would not be able to see the post because of her Facebook privacy settings, ignoring the fact that he works in IT for a living.

In the post, Hannah says she should be paid for the chores she does around the home and attacks her parents for overworking her.

Jordan laughs at this suggestion, pointing out what an easy life she gets in comparison to what he had to endure growing up. She moans about waking up at 5am and go to bed at 10pm.

Then after about seven minutes addressing the camera to berate Hannah, he stands up and blows holes through the laptop.



BEST LINES FROM TOMMY JORDAN

• 'Pay you for the chores... seriously? Pay you for chores that you're supposed to do around the house?'

• 'You come home from school and you have a list of chores that are on the wall because you can't remember them if you don't'

• 'Your responsibilities include waking up on time and getting on the bus. That's the end of your responsibilities each day'

• 'If you have any laundry of your own, do it. And if your bed is unmade, do it. You don't have to do my laundry, you don't have to make my bed, you don't have to make the guest bed'

• 'Are you out of your mind? You are 15, going on 16 years old. You want things for your laptop... you want a new iPod - but you won't get off your lazy ass to even look for a job'

'Maybe a few kids can take something away from this,' Mr Jordan writes in the video description. ‘If you're so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you're deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love.'

He said he found her hidden Facebook post while upgrading her computer. He completes his lesson by saying: ‘You can have a new laptop when you buy a new laptop and when you pay me back the $130 for the software I spent on yours.

‘I hope you've enjoyed your little fiasco on Facebook. I hope it was worth all this.'

The video has been watched around 1.5million times since it was posted just two days ago.

Mr Jordan has since written on Facebook that the attention has helped him and his daughter 'deal with it' and insisted Hannah is fine, saying they both laughed about the video going viral.

But he admitted: 'I'll agree that wasn't a good example of me as a father. I had been reading that post again and again for about an hour, sometimes in tears, other times so mad my hands were shaking. 'I was trying very hard to be civil in my message,' Mr Jordan said, reported Fox News. 'I slipped in that and said a word I shouldn't have. I deserve a little backlash for that, no doubt.'

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