Recently, a father in North Carolina, fed up with his daughter who ranted on Facebook about her parents, posted a video on YouTube in retaliation. The video shows him reading her Facebook post and his frustrated response. He explains that she had previously been grounded for three months as punishment for similar behavior and that she had been warned that the next time she misbehaved the consequences would be more severe.
She tried to keep the post a secret from her parents by blocking the message from their Facebook accounts. But she forgot to block the message from their dog’s Facebook account and her parents discovered the post. (No word on whether the daughter has forgiven her dog for spilling the beans.)
In the video the father explains that the previous day he had spent $130 and many hours upgrading her laptop software and getting her a new battery and power cord. Incensed that she responded by dissing her parents on Facebook, he takes out a revolver and proceeds to shoot the laptop eight times, then announces that she will have to pay him back for his investment in her laptop and the bullets he used to pierce the laptop.
In case you were not one of the 26 million people who watched YouTube Rage Dad shoot his daughter’s laptop, here is the YouTube video:
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