Tuesday, August 30, 2005

So much for the Father of the Year Award

Some people should not become parents because they don't like children; others because they have no parenting skills and will never develop any; still others because their habits or predilections make them either a potential danger to children, or a poor example.

Then there's Michael Lyons of Savannah, Georgia, who should never have become a parent simply because he's a moron.

For his daughter's birthday, Lyons took his child and several of her friends to a local bank, where he instructed one of the 13-year-old girls in the group to hand a teller a note reading, "Give me all of your money, this is a stick-up." This was apparently Lyons's idea of appropriate birthday party entertainment for budding adolescents.

Not surprisingly, neither the bank staff nor the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police concurred with Lyons's assessment.

Lyons is being charged with criminal attempt of robbery by intimidation. If I were the father of the kid to whom he gave the holdup note, he'd be darned lucky if jail time was all the punishment he received.

3 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Lynda offered these pearls of wisdom...

You aren't kidding! What are these people thinking? How do they come up with all this junk??

9:30 PM  
Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

If this had been a book, it would have been roundly rejected.

Reality is definitely more interesting than fiction. More SAD, but...interesting.

(And I wonder if the state will now try to get the kid away from the guy.)

7:08 AM  
Blogger Sam offered these pearls of wisdom...

Just for the record, I don't know the bastard. Just cause I'm from Savannah doesn't mean I know everyone.

3:01 PM  

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