German father castrates man dating his teenage daughter

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Well, that's one way to solve a problem. A forty-seven-year-old man in Germany was apparently incensed to find out that his seventeen-year-old daughter was dating a fifty-seven-year-old man. (Um, quite rightly, I would think. Though the age of consent in Germany is fourteen.) Like any caring father, the man in question called up two buddies, headed over to the man's house, and then cut off his junk with a bread knife. Said the dad in question:

I received a phone call anonymously that my daughter was involved with a guy forty years older than her. You said you couldn't stop him — so I did. I saw it as my duty as a father.

1. I hope you did some more fact checking before you went all Lorena Bobbitt on the man. 2. Since we don't live in a Euripides play, I think you might have overstepped the boundaries of parental duty in your quest to protect your daughter. I understand the motivation, but by the time you're looking through your knife drawer it's gone too far.

The man is being charged with attempted murder, and the victim will survive, despite almost bleeding to death before reaching a phone. His goods, unfortunately, were not able to be reattached.