Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dad drags mom from truck as 7-year-old daughter watches (Saanich, BC, Canada)

UNNAMED DAD was driving down the street with his 7-year-old daughter when he spotted the car of his "estranged" wife parked in front of her home. For some reason this irked him, so he forced his way into the home. During the subsequent "domestic dispute" (which was obviously initiated by father), the mother tried to remove the daughter from the dad's vehicle, and as she was doing so, Dad started to pull away. The mother was dragged a short distance before she fell.

A good samaritan neighbor intervened at this point, and pulled his car in front of Dad's vehicle to block it. A fight also broke out between Dad and a man who had been present in the mother's home.

Dad has been arrested and is being held on charges of assault, forcible entry, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Wonder what kinds of custody/visitation rights Dad will get now? Unfortunately, we can't assume he'll lose his rights for pulling this kind of crap. Dads have received full custody for worse than this.

Mother dragged from truck as seven-year-old watches

By Katie Derosa, Times ColonistJanuary 26, 2010

Saanich police are investigating a violent and drawn-out domestic dispute, witnessed by a seven-year-old girl, that ended with the girl's mother being dragged from a pickup truck driven by her estranged husband Sunday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., a 48-year-old man was driving his truck on Ker Avenue with his seven-year-old daughter in the passenger seat, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Fast.

As he drove down the 500-block of the street, he spotted his estranged wife's car parked in front of her home, Fast said. The two are in the midst of a separation, but the man went up to the house and knocked on the door. The door was opened and he forced his way inside to confront his 37-year-old wife and a 30-year-old man in the residence, Fast said.

The older man eventually left, but the woman chased after him and tried to remove her daughter from the pickup.

Fast said there was a struggle involving the three inside the truck and as the woman continued to try to remove the girl, the man started to drive away.

The woman was dragged a short distance down the road until she tumbled away from the truck.

A neighbour pulled his car in front of the truck to prevent it from getting away, and the 30-year-old man pulled the keys from the ignition.

The two men then began to fight, but Saanich police arrived and broke them up.

B.C. Ambulance paramedics took the woman to hospital with minor injuries. The girl was not injured.

The father was arrested and held in custody until a court appearance. Police are recommending charges of assault, forcible entry and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.