Posted: 6:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
YouTube Dad who shot daughter’s laptop says he got visit from authorities
STANLY CO., N.C. —
A local father who captured worldwide attention after posting a YouTube rant about his daughter is now making local city leaders mad.
Tommy Jordan, from Stanly County, got mad after his daughter complained about doing chores on her Facebook page.
In the video, Jordan pulls out a gun and shoots his daughter’s laptop.
The video received more than 21 million views in four days.
“Pay you for chores?” Jordan said in the video. “Are you out of your mind?”
The former Marine wrote on his Facebook page that Child Protective Services officials came to his home in Stanly Co. on Saturday and interviewed him and his daughter — separately — after viewers of the video called with concerns about his actions.
He said the police also stopped by.
Neither authority decided to pursue anything against Jordan.
“The police by the way said ‘Kudos, sir,’ ” Jordan wrote. “I actually had a “thank you” from an entire detectives squad. And another police officer is using it in a positive manner in his presentation for the school system. How’s about those apples? Didn’t expect THAT when you called the cops did you?”
Channel 9 is working to confirm that police and Child Protective Services did show up at Jordan’s house this weekend, but has not been able to confirm yet.
Jordan also made reference to the Albemarle Police Department approving his acts, but the police chief said Jordan does not live in the city limits.
The chief said it is unfortunate that the media is identifying Jordan as a resident.
The city manager told the Stanly News and Press Jordan’s comments about the department do not reflect the opinion of the police department.
In the Saturday Facebook post, Jordan said he does not regret making the video and stands by his decision to post it.
His post also said if he had to do it again he would, “Not be smoking a cigarette … not have used the word “ass” in my comment directed at my daughter … would have worn my Silverbelly Stetson, not my Tilley hat if I’d known that image was going to follow me the rest of my life and I’d probably have cleaned my boots.”