Temecula, California I’ll admit to being prone to moral outrage on a daily basis. I turn on the BBC news broadcast on PBS simply to yell at the television. I have a definite idea about what is right and wrong, and it seems that modern society slips further away from my ideals with every passing season. Where is John Wayne when you need him?
I came across this gem while perusing one of my favorite news sites, and my righteous anger indicator went off the chart. A man, and I am assuming a good man, has landed himself in a world of trouble for letting his anger to override his better judgement. William Atwood Sr. has been charged with multiple felonies for doling out a bit of justice to a 23-year-old man that sent pictures of his cock to William’s teen-aged daughter.
Let me just say right off the bat here (due to TG’s nagging unfailing professional advice) that what William allegedly did was “illegal”. That means it is against the law, and therefore a “crime”. Whatthefuckever. I am a father, with daughters, and I can’t help but applauding the actions of this man.
According to the news reports, the 23-year-old-pervert, Justin Moore, admitted to sending pictures of his genitals to several friends. Mr. Atwood’s daughter was among them. He said it was a joke. You know, ha ha, real fucking funny. It must have something to do with my age, or perhaps my status as a father, but I fail to see anything remotely humorous about sending pictures of your junk to under-aged girls. But then again, Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny to me in decades either, so go figure. Mr. Atwood agrees with my assessment. He wasn’t amused.
According to to the article, William reported the picture to authorities. But before the detectives could investigate (It doesn’t say how long the interim was. I am sure they were right on it. I’ve had some experience in these so called “investigations”, and nothing happens unless you become a major pain in the ass.) Mr. Atwood claims that Justin showed up at his place unannounced. I am sure Mr. Atwood was aware of the illegalities of the situation, and tried to cover his ass.
This claim was debunked by phone records that showed Mr. Atwood called an hour before Justin arrived, bolstering Justin’s story that he was invited to talk about the picture. To his credit, Justin knew he was walking into a shitstorm, because he sent a text to his friends saying where he was going and “if he didn’t get back, let everyone know”.
So it seems dad got tired of waiting for the “proper authorities” to “investigate”, and called our cyber-exhibitionist to come over for a little talk. According to Moore, when he arrived at the Atwood’s house our hero met him with a shotgun. (Great start!). For the next hour, William proceeded to scare the holy shit right out of the deviate. He made him strip, and trussed him up with wire ties. He told the reprobate that he had friends on the reservation, and that he was going to bury him where he would never be found. He even got to see the young man flop around when he used a stun gun on his shoulder for a while. Now at this point, I’m guessing dad’s aim could be improved some. If it had been my daughter, the shoulder would NOT have been the target. Let’s light up that equipment he is so proud of!
After holding Justin for over an hour, Atwood turned him over to sheriffs deputies. They found him bare ass naked, bound and “extremely frightened”. Laughing. My. Fucking. Ass. Right. The. Fuck. OFF!!
Of course, as I mentioned earlier, it is against the law to take justice into your own hands. So instead of giving William a ticker tape parade, and declaring the entire month of May as William Atwood – The Badass Dad That Every Dad Wishes He Could Be month, he was arrested on charges of making criminal threats, false imprisonment, assault with a stun gun, assault with a deadly weapon and other gun charges. And to add insult to injury, Justin Moore was not charged. The DA cites a lack of evidence.
None of this matters though. Justice WAS served. Mr. Moore will think long and hard about sending his tiny genitalia pics to little girls again, and Mr. Atwood had the satisfaction of seeing him squirm. Some jail time would be worth it, I think. My hats off to you William Atwood – for having the guts and the extremely bad judgement to do what fathers across the nation, nay, the world, would love to do.