Man Points Rifle At Teen Daughter After Game Of Battleship Goes Bad

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with a rifle during an argument that began over a game of Battleship.

Police say the 68-year-old man was with his 17-year-old daughter in a rural area when he accused her of cheating and broke the game.

Utah County authorities say the girl tried to leave the trailer where they were playing, but the man dragged her back by her hair and pointed the loaded rifle at her head.

The Daily Herald reports she called 911 from a cellphone and authorities traced the GPS signal to a campsite. She escaped from the trailer after deputies arrived.

The Deseret News reports the father was arrested on suspicion of intoxication, aggravated assault and other charges.

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  1. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    She done sunk my battleship so’s I had to do somethin’.

  2. Avatar for gasorg gasorg says:

    Couldn’t he have just said, “Dang, you sank my battleship!” and left it at that?

  3. “Police say the 68-year-old man was with his 17-year-old daughter”

    “Utah County authorities say the girl tried to leave the trailer”

    This says it all.

  4. Avatar for mjv135 mjv135 says:

    Another responsible gun owner proudly defending his constitutional right to intimidate the fuck out of anyone he sees fit to point a rifle at.

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