Okaloosa Teen Charged with Battery on Dad

A 16-year-old Florida girl who hit her father when he tried to spank her has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office report says the father told a deputy that he was attempting to spank the girl when she turned around and struck him in the face with her fist.

The report said she tried to hit him several more times before leaving with friends.

Both father and daughter said the argument started over an item that had been broken.

The father slapped the girl's face when she cursed at him.

She acknowledged that when he went to spank her, she punched him.


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  • by Matt S Location: cleveland on Nov 30, 2008 at 04:50 PM
    These worthless excuses for police officers were idiots. The father wasn’t disciplining her, he was beating her because she accidentally broke some dollar store item. Chances are this worthless gorilla of a man was twice her size and had a clear intention to beat her over an item that had little value and that there is a ready supply of a few blocks away. This wasn’t discipline. Discipline involves teaching right from wrong. There was no teaching involved. This was some ape’s attempt to prove what a big man he was by beating a child.
  • by Mom of 17 Year Old Boy Location: Dothan on Nov 29, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    Teen's are never to old for spankings. This girl obviously is a rebelous teen and needs to act right.
  • by RALT Location: ELBA on Nov 29, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    SHE HAD NO RIGHT TO CUSS HIM EITHER
  • by Citizen Location: Dothan on Nov 28, 2008 at 11:42 PM
    To start with 16 is too old to be trying to spank, especially a male against a female. It sounds like to me if the parents had started raising her and disciplining her before she turned 16, then she would have had enough respect to not ever raise her fists or use that type of language against an adult to begin with! Both of them should have been arrested for battery!
  • by Jen Location: Geneva on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    This is crazy! First of all, the girl obviously needs to show some respect because she was cursing at her father. But I think charging her with battery is a little much. I mean, did the dad call the police? He's got bigger problems if all this happens because something was broken. It sounds as if both of them need some help - her with learning respect for parents and him with parenting skills.
  • by Mom Who Has Been Spanked on Nov 28, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    A good butt whipping never hurt anyone. A beating yes...if more parents disciplined their children when they are that age there wouldn't be so many criminals in the world today. The last time I thought I was too old was weeks before I turned 21 and for the first time in my life stood up to my dad and told him how I felt about being disciplined. Needless to say, it never happened again and we both gained a different respect for each other when it came to that subject. If you've never been disciplined as a child maybe someone needs to take you out behind the wood shed and teach you a lesson a two.
  • by Lana Location: Enterprise on Nov 28, 2008 at 01:58 PM
    The father should go to jail! What kind of sicko tries to spank a 16 year old girl? He struck her first, and she was defending herself. There is something wrong with a county that allows this girl to be charged with battery, while defending herself. Father or not, he had no right to strike her.
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