To Punish Daughter, Dad Destroys Her Laptop: Tough Love or Too Extreme? (Video)

After finding a rude letter from his daughter posted on Facebook, this dad decided to teach her a lesson.After finding a rude letter from his daughter posted on Facebook, this dad decided to teach her a lesson.After spending six hours and $130 fixing and upgrading his 15-year-old daughter's laptop computer, Tommy Jordan was furious when he found a disrespectful, expletive-laced post on her Facebook page called "To My Parents" the very next day.

"I'm not your damn slave," the rant begins. "If you want coffee, get off your a** and get it yourself."

She thought she had blocked her mom and dad from being able to read it on Facebook, but she was wrong. So her dad (who works in IT) decided to do something about it.

"She chose to publicly embarrass her family and herself on Facebook. So I chose to make the punishment equally as embarrassing and equally as public," he said. "I was always taught that what's good for the goose is good for the gander."

He made a video of himself reading her post and shooting holes in her computer with his handgun -- and then he posted the video on YouTube and Facebook for Hannah and her friends to see when they got home from school. Some viewers say the video shows a good father meting out some tough love. Others say he went way overboard. Watch the video below, and decide for yourself:

"This is for my daughter, Hannah," the video begins. (Warning: Some of the language in it is NSFW.)  "And, more importantly, for all her friends on Facebook who thought her little rebellious post was cute, and all you parents out there who think your kids don't post bad things on Facebook." 


Late Thursday night, Jordan posted an update on his Facebook page:

"Do I regret doing it? No. Do I regret keeping it on Facebook long enough to cause this stir? Yes," he wrote. "However at this time I feel that if I took the post or the video down, I’d just make it appear that we’re running in shame from it, and we’re not."

He said he and Hannah discussed the incident -- and the video -- after she came home from school and together set the ground rules for her punishment. And then they sat down together at his computer to read some of the thousands of comments that have been posted on Facebook.

"At first it was upsetting," he wrote. "Then, as we read it became less so, eventually funny to both of us."

She wasn't impressed with the vitriol, and turned down her dad's offer to shoot her own response video. "

"For those that wondered, commented, criticized, and just in general wanted to know: My daughter came through it fine," he wrote in another status update. "Yes, she's in trouble, and yes, she's grounded, but that doesn't mean every moment of her life has to be miserable."

"My Facebook wall will never be the same again," he quipped. "And we’ll be OK as a family and she’ll grow up happy, healthy, and have everything she needs, but not everything she wants. And I absolutely guarantee she’ll never doubt my resolve to follow-through on a consequence again.”

What you think: tough love, or too extreme?

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