Dad DOUGLAS A. THOMAS fired a couple of shots at his girlfriend (which missed), then locked himself in his house with HIS children and his weapon. Police were able to negotiate for the safe release of the kids.
Questions: Are we to assume this is not brand-new behavior for Daddy? Can we assume that these kids of "his" are from a previous relationship? If he is this crazy and abusive, then what the hell is he doing with "his children" in his home? Who gave him custodial or visitation rights? What's more, will his "rights" be removed now that he's pulling stunts like this?
Milford Man Arrested After Standoff With Police
Police: Suspect Shot At Girlfriend, Holed Up In Home With Kids
POSTED: 11:28 am EDT October 22, 2009
UPDATED: 11:48 am EDT October 22, 2009
MILFORD -- A Milford man was arrested Wednesday night after a shooting that led to a standoff with police.
Police were called to the home of Douglas A. Thomas at 7:40 p.m. after a 911 call reporting shots fired..
Officers said that when they arrived, they found that Thomas had shot at his girlfriend, but the bullets missed and she was not injured.
Police said Thomas then locked himself in his home with his children and a weapon. Officers negotiated with Thomas and were able to secure the release of his children.
About an hour later, Thomas surrendered to police.
Thomas was charged with domestic violence, using a weapon while intoxicated, inducing panic and child endangering.