How far would you go to protect your child from neighborhood bullies?
Don and Tracy Leeser took matters into their own hands when they decided to bring a baseball bat and handguns last week to defend their son at a neighborhood park where a fight was to take place — and it was all captured on tape.
via Mail Online:
The mother is first seen on the video, screaming ‘Get the f*** away from my kid, you motherf*****’.
One of the teens can then be heard telling Tracy Leeser, ‘You don’t know s***’ before saying, ‘your son’s gonna get your a** beat right now, I’ll beat your son’s a** right now’.
That’s when Leeser pulled out the gun from her shorts, yelling, ‘you wanna beat my a**?’ as she points it at one of teens, who yells ‘come on shoot me, shoot me’ while another tells her, ‘hey don’t do that’.
Leeser said she brought the gun to protect herself and that she did not intend to use it when she went to confront the teenagers at the park
‘Beat my a** motherf*****, I dare you to,’ Leeser then says, turning the gun onto another teen who then says, ‘Don’t f****** point that gun at me’.
When she tells the teen to ‘back up’, he responds, ‘you back up, you’re the one with the motherf****** gun. You are in the wrong lady, you came here with a gun for 17-year-olds’.
Leeser said she brought the gun to protect herself and that she did not intend to use it when she went to confront the teenagers at the park, she told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
‘I felt that was my only safeguard against being killed that night,’ she said. ‘Worst-case scenario, yes, I would have used it. But I didn’t.’
The video was posted on YouTube and Facebook by Tyrelle Ware, 15, one of the teenagers Leeser pointed the gun at.
Ware’s brother Terrence and another teenager Jack Herren, both 18, are also seen in the video.
Don Leeser said the couple went to the park after receiving a text from Brett that said he was about to get attacked by the group of teenagers, asking for help.
Conflict arose earlier that day between the two families when a fight broke out between two girls who were friends of Tyrelle and Terrence Ware in front of the the Leesers’ house, the parents said.
Don Leeser said he pulled out his pocket knife and swung at Terrence before chasing him with it after seeing him reach for something in his pocket.
Terrence Ware denies the claim, saying he had no weapon and that his hands were visible throughout the altercation, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Police were eventually called to the park to break up the fight between the Leesers’ and the teens.
No arrests have been made, something Tyrelle and Terrence’s mother, Christina Halton, hopes will change.
‘If they don’t get charged, what kind of example are we setting for our children, that it’s okay to pull guns on kids?’ she said.
What do you think, love muffins? Did these parents go too far — or were they right in protecting their own?
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