Laptop-Shooting Dad Makes Up With Daughter
March 7, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (UPI) — A North Carolina man who posted a video to YouTube depicting him shooting his teenage daughter’s laptop computer said he and the girl have reconciled.
Tommy Jordan, who posted the 8-minute, 30-second clip on YouTube in early February, told NBC’s “Today” show he and his daughter, Hannah Marie, 15, have made up since he shot her computer nine times with hollow-point bullets in retaliation for a profanity-laced Facebook post she wrote about her parents.
“A lot of people took 8 minutes and 23 seconds of my life to judge me, and they took about 30 seconds of those where I read Hannah’s note to judge her,” Jordan said. “I have a great daughter. She made a mistake that day. I made a mistake that day. I stand behind what I did, but the consequences were a lot larger than what hers were.”
Hannah Marie said she and her father felt better about the situation after talking it out.
“We got home, (and) we talked about it,” she said. “We went our separate ways after a while, but we came back together. We were laughing about it soon afterwards. I think he overreacted a little bit, but I understand.”
Jordan said he removed the hard drive from the computer before shooting it so his daughter would not lose her personal data.