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Father Arrested For Punching Daughter At Her 14th Birthday Party

August 17, 2011

A 14-year-old girl ended her birthday in protective custody after her father allegedly punched during her party.

The dad allegedly hit the birthday girl when she tried to stop him from fighting with other guests in Storm Mountain outside Salt Lake City, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Police told the Tribune that father had been drinking and threatened other guests with a fire poker, knife and a beer bottle. He allegedly struck his daughter once when she tried to break up the fracas and then he punched her again when she tried another time to break things up, according to the Associated Press.

Cops charged the unidentified father with aggravated assault and child abuse. They placed his daughter in protective custody, the Tribune said.

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