Monday, September 13, 2010

I guess giving the kid "time out" didn't work

Hey, at least he apologized.
A Leesburg man accused of using a BB gun to motivate a teenager during football drills in blistering heat said Monday he's sorry and that the incident was a misunderstanding.

Robert Lynn Barker, 41, left his family home and was forced to cut off all contact with his stepson after he was arrested Saturday on a child-abuse charge. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he would never hurt the boy he raised from infancy.

"I didn't mean for this to get out of hand," a tearful Barker said. "I'm sorry if I did something wrong. Maybe I was a little over-zealous. I'm sorry."


Bag Blog said...

On the surface, this sounds bad, but it was a teenager and a BB gun - there is so much worse out there. I probably sound like a real redneck.

Wek said...

Yeah, this is minor league by FL standards.