“Send him an ambulance, he’s going to need one,” was what an enraged Daytona father told a dispatcher recently when he discovered 18-year old Raymond Frolander molesting his 11-year-old son. Frolander was supposed to be babysitting the boy.
The NY Daily News reports that Frolander was in bed with the 11-year-old when the father walked in on him sexually assaulting his son. The father proceeded to beat Frolander unconscious before calling 911. He told the dispatcher:
“I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my son), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer.”
According to police, Frolander admitted to abusing the boy for three years. Authorities have decided not to charge the father.
Daytona Police Chief, Mike Chitwood stated:
“Dad reacted like a dad.”
“He’s acting like a father, protecting his son, and he’s furious over what has occurred.”
Frolander appeared in court with a bloody face and eyes that were swollen shut. He is being held without bail.
I’m torn on this one. With cases like Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, normally I’m giving Florida the side eye for what seems to be mixed messages they repeatedly send about how the law handles violence. But this Daytona father only did what a lot of fathers would have in that situation. Luckily the worst that Frolander got were a few minutes of being unconscious.
Do you think the Florida father is justified or should he face charges?