A 35-year-old father/potential superhero is making news in Daytona Beach, Florida after he caught a man molesting his 11-year-old son and beat the ever loving hell out of him. Moments before the epic beat down the dad had walked in on family friend Raymond Frolander, who was apparently babysitting, assaulting his son. After making mince meat out of Frloander’s smarmy face, the dad (who has yet to be identified) called 911 and told them:
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting
. And I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer.”
When the 911 responder asked the dad if any weapons were involved, his answer was priceless: “My foot and fist.” This guy is officially my hero. From The Daily Mail:
He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you, I dragged him into the living room,’ the father said. “Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.” The dispatcher asked: ‘Is he still unconscious?’ to which the father responds: ‘Yes… I hit hard, sir.’
He said that Frolander was a ‘damn lucky boy that I love my God’.
The father added: “He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said. I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn’t kill him.”
I know it’s not entirely PC to laud a man for beating his kid’s abuser up, but considering the lasting damage that child molestation causes (something I am all too familiar with) I think this dad deserves a medal for not killing the guy. According to news reports the abuse has been going on for over three years, since the boy was 8-years-old, which is bad enough. But walking in on it and actually witnessing the abuse had to be the worst moment of this poor father’s life.
Now, before anyone goes on a victim-blamey tirade against the dad for leaving his kid with a pervert, according to Dayton Beach Chief of Police Michael Chitwood, the family had a close relationship with Frolander for years prior to the abuse being discovered. Early reports mistook him for an actual family member. Sometimes these situations are just impossible to prevent. And the dad reacted the way many of us would have in such a situation. According to an interview with Chitwood by The Daily Mail:
“He’s 11 years old, he should be running around outside and playing video games, not dealing with something like this.’
He earlier told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that the father was “just acting like a dad.”
Thankfully it looks like the father will not be charged with anything, which is great in my opinion. Though unfortunately no one seems to be taking my suggestions of a ticker tape parade very seriously. Frolander was taken to an area hospital to put his face back together before being transferred to jail where he was charged with sexual batter of a child under 12.
(Photo: Volusia County Branch Jail)