Sunday, September 28, 2008

Let's hear it for Dad!

I'm delighted to read the following report.

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who police said broke into a home with the intention of sexually assault a 17-year-old girl in her bedroom died early Sunday morning after a struggle with the girl's father.

David Meyers (pictured), 52, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after officers arrived following a report of a home invasion in the 3500 block of West 79th Street at about 3:20 a.m.

Officers said they found Robert McNally, 64, on the floor with his arm around the neck of Meyers, struggling to hold him down.

When officers told McNally he could let go, they found that Meyers was unresponsive. Medics who were called to the scene then pronounced Meyers dead.

Indianapolis police Sgt. Matt Mount said Meyers had come into the home naked, except for a mask and latex gloves.

"He had rope, had a knife, had condoms, had a gag," Mount said.

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The results of the police investigation will be turned over to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, but it is unlikely charges will be filed, police said.

More information at the link - and I should damn well hope there'll be no charges filed! If any DA were dumb enough to do so, I'd like to think that every right-minded parent (and daughter) in Indianapolis would camp out on his doorstep, screaming abuse at him until he got his priorities straight!

Well done, Mr. McNally! I'm sure you're a hero to your daughter - and you sure are to us!



phlegmfatale said...

Bless Mr. McNally. Reminds me of my own dad, except my dad would have gotten really mean with him. Here's to one less dirtbag on the streets and menacing children.

Don Gwinn said...

BJJ wins again!

phlegmfatale said...

same camera I have.

Evil Transport Lady said...

Go Dad!!!

Anonymous said...

In Illinois he probably would have been charges with manslaughter

Don Gwinn said...

You think? I doubt it. Illinois is a big place with widely varying approaches, but there's no duty to retreat here and he was clearly stopping a major felony in progress.
I don't think you'd see charges.