YouTube dad says authorities pay visit; Daughter gets job offer


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STANLY CO., N.C. —
A local father who captured worldwide attention after posting a YouTube rant about his daughter is now responding to all the attention.

Tommy Jordan, from Stanly County, got mad after his daughter complained about doing chores on her Facebook page.

In the video, titled “Facebook Parenting for the troubled teen” shows Jordan pull out a gun and shoots his daughter’s laptop.
**RAW:**[URL=“http://www.wsoctv.com/videos/news/raw-dad-responds-to-daughter-shoots-laptop-warning/vF3YR/”] Dad responds to daughter, shoots laptop (WARNING: explicit language)
[The video received more than 21 million views in five days.

“Pay you for chores?” Jordan said in the video. “Are you out of your mind?”
[URL=“http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/12/021212-news-facebook-dad-folo-1-2/”]](http://www.wsoctv.com/videos/news/raw-dad-responds-to-daughter-shoots-laptop-warning/vF3YR/)The former Marine wrote on his Facebook page that Child Protective Services officials came to his home in Stanly Co. on Saturday and interviewed him and his daughter — separately — after viewers of the video called with concerns about his actions.
He said the police also stopped by.
“The police by the way said ‘Kudos, sir,’ ” Jordan wrote. "I actually had a “thank you” from an entire detectives squad. And another police officer is using it in a positive manner in his presentation for the school system. How’s about those apples? Didn’t expect THAT when you called the cops did you?”
Police officials in Albemarle told Channel 9 they have received dozens of calls and emails asking why they haven’t done anything about the video. Officials said Jordan lives outside of city limits, so his actions are outside of their jurisdiction.
Officials at the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office said there are no laws against what Jordan did, so they will not be investigating the matter.
In the Saturday Facebook post, Jordan said he does not regret making the video and stands by his decision to post it.
Jordan’s post also said if he had to do it again he would, "Not be smoking a cigarette … not have used the word “ass” in my comment directed at my daughter … would have worn my Silverbelly Stetson, not my Tilley hat if I’d known that image was going to follow me the rest of my life and I’d probably have cleaned my boots."
If there is a bright spot for Jordan’s daughter, it appears she has at least one job offer from an ice cream shop in the town of Stanley. The offer was posted on YouTube Friday after Jordan’s video went viral.

**WATCH: **Stanley ice cream shop offers Jordan’s daughter a job
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#2

I love this mans attitude! Looks like CPS(and their liberal fanbase) had that one one shoved back in their face. And kudos to the Police of Stanley for their appropriate response. If anything this many did wrong during this entire situation was not wearing his Stetson!


#3

Ahahaha, I love it. I do wonder if they will take the company up on that job offer.


#4

Isn’t it sad that a father has to resort to action as drastic as this. But it is, I’m sure, a lesson learned by the daughter. Sooooo did he buy her a new computer??? I wonder


#5

Why would he buy her a new computer right away?

But in this video he says she will have to pay for a new one, plus 130 dollars and the money for the bullets he used


#6

Ok , good for him. I did not see all the video.


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Can this guy win best father of the year and worst father of the year at the same time?

I agree with his stance but he presented it in a way that could have ruined his daughters personal and professional reputation for her entire life. The guy even says he works in IT, so he should know how permanent and damaging things on the net can be. Definitely poor judgement by him.


#8

well he could have shot the daughter.


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[quote=“UNTRugby, post:7, topic:33556”]
Can this guy win best father of the year and worst father of the year at the same time?

I agree with his stance but he presented it in a way that could have ruined his daughters personal and professional reputation for her entire life. The guy even says he works in IT, so he should know how permanent and damaging things on the net can be. Definitely poor judgement by him.
[/quote]The dad was making a very salient point as well as showing the daughter that he is not as stupid as she would like to think. Children as they grow like to try out their wings but fail to realize that with doing so they have to accept responsibility with it. Right now that young lady has been taught an object lesson that she will remember.


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At this point, I highly suspect the daughter herself with be mostly forgotten. The focus here is on the dad, not her. Heck, I don’t even know the gals name (nor do I much care), and I suspect most people are probably in a similar view.

Gotta say Nj, this is in pretty poor taste.


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[quote=“Maylar, post:10, topic:33556”]
At this point, I highly suspect the daughter herself with be mostly forgotten. The focus here is on the dad, not her. Heck, I don’t even know the gals name (nor do I much care), and I suspect most people are probably in a similar view.

Gotta say Nj, this is in pretty poor taste.
[/quote]I believe NJ made a very good point in that with the hoopla about the dad, he pointed there were alternatives that could have been worse.

The dad could have beat her or thrown her out into the street. This lesson showed everyone that while this child was whining about her rough life of having to do as little as she can that there were others who did more.


#12

thtas probably what will happen but theres a chance for otherwise and im sure everyone in the town knows her and is making her life harder about it. either way its not surprising the daughter is so rebellious when the father chooses public shaming and one-upsmanship over actually talking to his daughter.


#13

Um, do you know he never tried talking to her? That sounds more like a “last resort” action.


#14

Gotta’ think He knows her better than the public, has to know her reactions, and thoughts or lack thereof. So the course of action reflected his knowlege of the daughters attitudes more than a reactive one.


#15

And now the daughter responds on you tube. Oh what a horror show.


#16

Boy, talk about your dysfunction-- here is a strong case for “tough love” . In others words " Goodby, Good Luck and Gods speed, let me show you to the door"


#17

If that girl is 15, I’ll eat my hat. Looks fake to me.


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I agree. Either someone is trying to pull the wool over our eyes or this broad is really stupid and I mean stupid.


#19

Oh, well, there are often girls who look older than they are. When we lived in Ohio, we once met a girl who looked to be about 18, and she was only 13.


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[quote=“UNTRugby, post:12, topic:33556”]
thtas probably what will happen but theres a chance for otherwise and im sure everyone in the town knows her and is making her life harder about it. either way its not surprising the daughter is so rebellious when the father chooses public shaming and one-upsmanship over actually talking to his daughter.
[/quote]Do you have children?