A Florida police chief will not take any action against a father, who beat a man unconscious, after he caught him sexually assaulting his 11-year-old son.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said the father of the alleged victim did what any father would do, and rightly, would not face charges for assault.
The man called the police to report that he had attacked 18-year-old Raymond Frolander and beaten him to a pulp, after he walked in on him sexually assaulting the child.
The 35-year-old father of the alleged victim, who has not been identified, told a 911 dispatcher: "I just walked in on a grown man molesting [name redacted]. And I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer. Send an ambulance. He is going to need one."
The dispatcher asked: "Is he still unconscious?' to which the father replied: "Yes... I hit hard, sir."
Explaining the circumstances the father added: "He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said. I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn't kill him."
When the 911 responder asked the father if any weapons were involved, he said: "My foot and my fist. He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you, I dragged him into the living room."
He added that Frolander was a "damn lucky boy that I love my God."
The father had left his home around 1am to pick up some food and when he returned, heard a strange noise coming from the bedroom, police said.
He pushed open the door and allegedly found Frolander with his pants down performing a sex act on the child.
The boy told investigators he had been playing video games with friends but when they left, Frolander took him to a back room and pulled down his pants. He also said Frolander had been abusing him for three years.
The chief said the young boy was intimidated after being told by Frolander that terrible things would happen if he revealed the abuse.
Chief Chitwood said: "He's 11 years old, he should be running around outside and playing video games, not dealing with something like this."
Chief Chitwood said Frolander admitted to sexually abusing the boy for the past three years.
He explained that the father would not be charged, because he was protecting his son as a crime was being committed.
"I think the father did what any father wanted to do," he said.
Frolander was taken to Halifax Heath Medical Centre, where he was treated for his injuries.
A police mugshot showed that he had been badly beaten around the face, leaving him with swollen lips and eyes, bruising and lacerations.
He was charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 and is being held without bail.