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Father Who Choked His 14-Year-Old Daughter's Bully Reveals What Made Him Snap

Father Who Choked His 14-Year-Old Daughter's Bully Reveals What Made Him Snap
Updated 3 weeks ago

An Australian man, Mark Bladen, pleaded guilty at Brisbane Magistrates Court after he snapped and attacked a fourteen-year-old teenager who had been relentlessly bullying his daughter. 

Bladen went looking for the teenager to confront him after his daughter complained that the boy had been calling her King Kong and Gorilla and giving her shaving cream so she could shave. 

Bladen, a firefighter, confronted the boy, but things took a violent turn when the teenager smirked at him while he was telling him off. Bladen snapped and grabbed the boy by the neck pushing him off the low bench he was sitting on. Luckily, two friends of the teenager were nearby and pulled Bladen off. 

After being sentenced to $1000 fine and $500 in compensation, Bladen apologized to the boy outside the courtroom. The father reportedly told police he was "aghast" with his behavior and apologized to the victim outside of court. In an interview with Australian television Bladen said:

I'm very sorry for what I did, very regretful and ashamed. Please don't do what I did, I just lost control. It's definitely not the way to handle things

Most people understood and even applauded what Bladen did. 

Although the majority of people sided with the dad, a few didn't think this was the best solution. 

Let's hope all parties learn some lessons from this situation.