Father cuts off man’s hair after finding him at home with his 17-year-old daughterBy Mason White 11:32 AM January 7, 2015
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested after he assaulted a man while trying to protect his daughter.
The father hit a 19-year-old man in the face and cut off his dreadlocks after he found him sneaking around in his apartment with his 17-year-old daughter, police said.
Reginald Hardy, 38, said that he is sorry for physically attacking the man after he found him inside his Reading, Pennsylvania, home on Friday night.
However, he also wants the man to apologize for being disrespectful to the him in his own home.
Hardy, whose daughter moved in with him a few weeks ago, said that he saw a man running through his apartment before hiding inside the bathroom.
The father confronted the 19-year-old man, and the two got into a scuffle. Court documents reveal that Hardy hit the teenager in the face, grabbed him by the hair and dragged him into the kitchen, where he cut off his dreadlocks with a knife.
As the man tried to leave, Hardy allegedly told him not to run because he had a gun and will shoot him in the back.
After the attack, Hardy was charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other crimes.
Police said that Hardy cooperated with the investigation. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bond.
“He knows that he should not have been there,” Hardy said. “I am a father looking out for my daughter. That’s all,” he added.
Some of his neighbors agreed and support the father for trying to protect his underage daughter.