The father who left his son’s alleged abuser lying unconscious in a “bloody pool” said in an interview published Monday that the only reason he didn’t kill the man was because his 11-year-old asked him to stop.
“My immediate feeling was to kill him, so he will never hurt anyone again,” the father told WESH-TV.
That’s when he went to grab a weapon.
“My son saved Raymond. Raymond was motionless on our floor. I went to the kitchen to grab a butcher knife and my son stopped me. My son came in front of me and saved his attacker’s life,” the father told the local NBC affiliate.
The dad, who has remained unidentified to protect the child’s identity, made national headlines late last week after he severely beat the alleged child abuser when he “walked in on [the] grown man molesting” his 11-year-old son.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting—,” the 35-year-old unidentified father told a 911 dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
Asked by the dispatcher if he had used any weapons, the father responded, “My foot and my fist.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” he said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him out to the living room.”
“He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father added to the dispatcher. “I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn’t kill him.”
The father then advised the dispatcher to deploy paramedics.
“Send an ambulance. He is going to need one,” he said.
Police responded to the scene at about 1:00 a.m. and found Raymond Frolander, 18, motionless on the floor, bleeding profusely from his mouth, the arrest report stated.
Daytona Beach police chief Mike Chitwood said at the time that the father was not charged with a crime.
“Dad was acting like a dad. I don’t see anything we should charge the dad with,” Chitwood said. “You have an 18-year-old who has clearly picked his target, groomed his target and had sex with the victim multiple times.”
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