WHAG-TV Channel 4 reports that a Frederick County, Virginia man shot his 16-year-old daughter early Tuesday morning when he mistook her for an intruder. Then, to compound matters, he crashed his vehicle in an attempt to rush her to the local hospital.
I think we found a strong contender for the “Father of the Year” award right here, folks.
Tuesday morning, around 3:30, the man was getting ready for work when his home alarm system alerted him that his garage door was open. Believing that it was an intruder, he took his gun and Second Amendmented his 16-year-old daughter, who was trying to sneak back in after breaking her curfew. According to police Captain Donnie Lang:
When he went to go investigate what had set off the alarm, he heard some banging and rustling around in the garage. At that particular point, he obtained a firearm that he had there in the kitchen area.
Believing that someone was “coming at him” in the darkened garage, the man opened fire and struck his daughter in the torso. Upon realizing his mistake, he rushed her to a nearby hospital, Winchester Medical Center. In the process of doing that, however, he crashed his car.
The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment by first responders to the crash scene. She’s currently in stable condition.
Lang told WHAG-TV that the police were going to wait for the attorney’s office to collect and reference the facts, before deciding how they want to go forward with the case.
You can watch the WHAG-TV Channel 4 report below:
h/t: Raw Story