According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a Father of the Year candidate from West St Paul allegedly did not much care for the way his girlfriend spoke to him in front of his son and decided to teach both his son and his girlfriend on the proper way to care for a woman.
From the complaint:
At 11:27 p.m., MW called the police, reporting that a male was refusing to leave a residence. At the time police arrived at the West St. Paul residence, the male had left the residence. MW told police that the defendant had to leave and she was not going to allow “this” to happen anymore. MW provided a statement to police. She stated that she and the defendant have been together since last November, and they have lived together for a month. Earlier that day, they were barbequing outside. When she entered the residence, the defendant had music playing loudly; MW asked him to turn it down. This angered the defendant because his son was present and he did not like how MW was talking to him in front of his son. The defendant punched MW on the right side of her face and she believes she lost consciousness. MW did not know how long she was “out”. MW vaguely remembers being lifted up, pushed onto the couch and punched multiple times. At that point, NNG ran out of the apartment. The defendant told his son to “watch” NNG so she does not call police.
What better way to teach your son proper manners than to put someone in their place by punching them in the face repeatedly, even while they’re, at best, semi-conscious? It’s evident this young man is going to have such great opportunity to grow up and become a stellar role model for his own children; how can we ever repay his father for such a lesson?! While his son could potentially be over the age of 20, he’s more likely quite a few years younger and in his most impressionable years. In all honesty, it’s sad to read stories like this one.
What do you think about this Dakota County Criminal Complaint? Do you think the son has a chance at growing up to be a decent human being when his father is beating women and asking him to watch them so they don’t call the police? If the son were young, do you think additional charges should be levied due to what he allowed his son to witness and the potential damage it could have caused? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.