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Dad shoots daughter’s laptop after disrespectful Facebook post

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A North Carolina man taught his 15-year-old daughter a lesson in tough love when he unloaded his pistol into the girl's laptop after she posted a lengthy critique of her parents on Facebook.

To top it off, he videotaped the shooting and put the video on her Facebook page.

Tommy Jordan's post had already been shared hundreds of times by Thursday afternoon. The video shows Jordan sitting in a lawn chair with a cigarette, reading a copy of the teen's post.

"This is for my daughter Hannah, and more importantly for all her friends on Facebook who thought her little rebellious post was cute," he said.

Link: Father's actions spark social media firestorm

Jordan explained that his daughter had previously been grounded for writing a similar post on Facebook, and that he found the most recent post while repairing her laptop.

"I would have thought with a father that worked in IT for a living, you'd have better sense than to do it again," he said. "Since you want to hide it from everyone, I'm gonna share it with everybody."

In the expletive-filled post, the daughter rails against her parents for making her do chores, accusing them of treating her like a "slave" and demanding she be paid for all the work she does around the house.

"Pay you? Seriously? Pay you for chores that you're supposed to do around the house?" Jordan responded.

The frustrated father goes on to explain that his daughter's chores are nothing compared to the work he did at her age to put himself through college.

"Your responsibilities include waking up on time and getting on the bus," he said.

"I don't know how to say how disappointed I am in you, and how disrespectful you were to every single adult in your life," Jordan said. "I'm gonna put a stop to it, I'm gonna put a stop to it right now."

That's when the video gets really interesting.

Just after the 7-minute mark the camera shifts to show the girl's laptop on the ground, and Jordan fires nine hollow-point rounds into the computer.

"Just for the record, whenever you're not grounded, whatever year that happens to be, you can have a new laptop when you buy a new laptop," he said. "Hope you've enjoyed your little fiasco on Facebook, hope it was worth all this."

Link: See the Facebook video

While Jordan's actions were applauded by many, by Friday he had taken a fair share of criticism from some of the thousands who commented on his Facebook wall.

But like the laptop, Jordan quickly shot down his critics.

"Yes, I shot it full of holes," he responded. "Would I have received the same viral attention if I'd used it as a dog toy, hit it with a hammer, drove over it with the truck, or simply thrown it away? I'm not sure."

On his status as an overnight viral sensation, Jordan said he would use the publicity to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

However, he doesn't want his daughter to gain any fame.

"It would send her a message that it's OK to profit at the expense of someone else's embarrassment or misfortune, and that's not how I was raised, nor how she has been raised," he said.

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