Video of father shooting spoiled daughter’s laptop goes viral

A video of a father firing at his 16-year-old daughter’s laptop after she blasted him on her Facebook page went viral as it sparked hot controversy about parenting and tough love.

Tommy Jordan posted the video with the title, “Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen” on YouTube Wednesday. By Friday the video was already viewed up to two million times. Jordan posted the clip publicly after Hannah, his daughter, posted an open letter on Facebook to her parents complaining about what most 16-year-olds experience at that age: having to do chores and not having the latest gadgets bought for her.

Jordan recorded a video of himself sitting on a chair with a lit cigarette on his hand and a printed-out copy of his daughter’s posting in the other hand. In his belt is a .45 caliber in holster.

The dad starts off angrily with a message to his daughter.

“Hannah, you were grounded for three months for doing something similar to this and I would’ve thought that with a father in IT for a living, you would have better sense than to do it again,” he says.

He then started with the title of his daughter’s letter “To my parents.”

“Since you want to hide it from everyone, I’m going to read for everyone now,” Jordan says on the video.

“To my parents: I’m not your damn slave,” he begins, before continuing to read the profanity-laced diatribe.

  1. 11 years ago

    For an ‘guy in IT’ he deff missed the hard drive.. Sure the computer’s fried but the data is still good to go..

    • 11 years ago

      Wouldn’t it be even heavier punishment for her to know all of her data is still on there and she will never be able to access it unless she stops being a damn brat and earns a new one?

      • 11 years ago
        Andrew S.

        I not so sure the HDD would survive those rounds even without a direct hit. This requires some further testing…

    • 11 years ago

      because a 15 year old girl posting on facebook without any common sense is going to know how to get that data.

  2. 11 years ago
    Haldo Sir

    She probably didnt even need the hard drive that badly. Im sure she just used it like some sort of facebook machine.

  3. 11 years ago

    He may have intentionally missed the hard drive. If I were going for total destruction I would have made sure to put at least one through the hard drive, then scatter them all over the computer. He seemed to have a pretty tight grouping. I’m not sure if JHPs will really expand in the computer but it definitely is toast.

  4. 11 years ago

    Yeah gonna bet he missed the HDD on purpose. Particularly if he just spent 150 bucks installing software on it. More amusingly, I would have taken it out beforehand.)

  5. 11 years ago
    Dave Vallence

    Wonder! He said they were exploding? Shells…cannot remember exact wording. Would that have messed up the internals, including HDD?
    Would love to have seen the underside of the laptop

  6. 11 years ago

    Thumbs up to daddy Tommy Jordan!!!!
    I wish more parents kept after their children as he does, instead of drinking, drugging, ignoring their children’s lack of education, so we’d have more caring adults. We, instead, have leaders who are corrupt and selfish, who don’t participate in our Social Security system or Health Care system.
    Again, God bless Tommy Jordan.

  7. 11 years ago
    Bipin B. Gupta

    The girl’s father definitely had a point and the full right to chide her, even tell her friends on face book how wrong and vengeful she was. But destroying the laptop was like avenging one wrong with another. Instead he could have sat with his little girl and her school’s moral teacher to talk about her bad mouthing.
    Was it a case of bad parenting? We don’t know. The father appears to be a professional with an ethical life practice even as a child. So was there something that made his daughter so hateful of her parents? The dad speaks of a step mother, and step mothers can be harsh on the step children.
    Thanks God we have mostly obedient daughters – can’t say the same about sons – in Asian families due to our cultural ethos, value systems, close family ties, doing things together, religion, clearly understanding that college and a good job is a must, and lots and lots of hugs to our kids. No wonder my MBA & Sr. Project Manager son will sometimes still plop himself on my lap.

  8. 11 years ago

    It’d be a whole lot easier to just take the HDD out. It’s only two screws, and totally guarantees it won’t get hit.

    • 11 years ago
      Bipin B. Gupta

      Hey, why are you guys hung up on the Laptop Hard Drive. That is not the issue of this Parent’s dilemma with a an ungrateful daughter.
      If only kids new how much love, affection and caring goes into a little baby till their teens.
      Folks please don’t act like delinquent kids yourself. This is a serious matter about relationships.

  9. 11 years ago
    1 Liberal-leaning 'fag'

    At the end of the day, no matter what self-indulgent crap comes out of a teenager’s mouth, and goes through a partially developed, hormone-riddled mind, I don’t think she deserved that kind of reactionary humiliation, which was frankly just as childish as she seems to be. I’d give her crap about it, and would make sure she was respectful, but to be honest, unless she was pounded into submission by this, she will otherwise hate her dad for eternity, unless she has a big enough inferiority complex that she ends up believing she fully deserved it.

    • 10 years ago

      “unless she has a big enough inferiority complex that she ends up believing she fully deserved it.”
      And THIS is the greatest concern with this method of punishment. If a child’s self-esteem is obliterated through methods of punishment which involve tactics such as public humiliation, there’s little else for the child’s development to turn other than the development of an inferiority complex and a general lack of self-esteem. In order to cope with the humiliation, the child is likely to either respond with hostility (rebellion/hatred/resentment), or with submission (convincing herself “she fully deserved it”). You know, “daddy issues.” Either outcome seems best avoided, which is why the credence of this father’s method of parenting is worthy of, at best, incredulity. I, however, prefer to simply label him for what I believe he is: a moron and a bad parent. This video, folks, exemplifies why some kids grow up to be criminals/sluts/unmotivated sloths/general plebeian failures.

      • 10 years ago
        James Smith

        Judging from the Facebook post that was read, the only ego problem this girl has is that she has too much of it. She needed to be reminded that the universe doesn’t revolve around her and that everyone is this life, no matter how privileged, has responsibilities and obligations.

        As said, destroying the laptop was a step in the wrong direction, donating it to someone more needy and worthy would have been good. The gravy train needs to stop and let her learn what it means to earn possessions and privileges.

  10. 10 years ago

    It’s his laptop to do with as he pleases. His daughter says in her Facebook post that she has no job, so she certainly didn’t purchase the laptop. Her father can pump a few rounds into it if he damn well pleases.

  11. 10 years ago

    I see no problem with this parenting style. I can’t wait to see the sequel once she gets a car.

  12. 10 years ago
    James Smith

    Personally, I agree that this girl needs to have a reality check. I would not have destroyed he laptop, though. I would have wiped the hard drive, installed some basic software, then donated it to a worthy cause.

    She could have another laptop when she bought it with money she had earned herself. She would also have to pay for her own internet service. The the toys she treated so disdainfully would also have to come from her own pocket. I would have said, “if you’re so damn smart and adult, start paying your own way. You can have the basics here, but the extras are now on you.” That’s reality.

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