Dad Punishes Sons With Shots of Liquor & Dip in Pool -- Is He Nuts?

shot of liquorIt's not surprising to hear that two teenage boys raided their father's liquor cabinet. That happens. A lot.

But how Kristopher Harvey allegedly chose how to punish his 13- and 14-year-old kids is just plain bizarre. Police say the Surprise, Arizona dad forced them to take three shots each of hard liquor and then tossed them in the pool to teach them a lesson.


The boys, who live with a grandmother in California, were visiting their dad when they got into his booze. By forcing them to get hammered, "I was trying to teach my children that in drinking irresponsibly, this is what the cause and effect of it is, and this is what it's going to do to you," he told CBS News. 

He added, "Unfortunately it was some of the things I learned when I was a child, that this is how you teach your children to do things.  I realize now that it was the biggest mistake of my life."

No kidding! Neighbors called 911 after they heard the boys screaming in the pool. Now Harvey could face criminal charges.

If he had really thought this through, he may have realized that two teenage boys might actually think this so-called punishment was kinda fun. Taking away their Nintendo Wii, cellphone, or even a grounding all sound infinitely more miserable to the average teen. Besides, when has getting drunk ever stopped an adult from drinking again? 

What do you think of how Kristopher Harvey chose to punish his teens?

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