My how the tables have turned.
What the father should have done, what anybody should do when they suspect somebody has stolen from them, is call 911. The responding cops would almost certainly have done what they could to solve the mystery of the missing graduation present, whatever the father’s past with the law.
Instead, the father hit one attendant with the shovel, injuring his arm. Both attendants ran to the shed and locked the door.
At this point, the son responded as if the father were a quarterback calling a play. The son is said to have forced his way through the hut’s door with the same speed and power that might have taken him to the NFL.
The son may have been following his father’s example or he may have imagined he was defending Dad. Police say he began to pummel the attendants.
One of them stabbed the son with a shiv fashioned from sharpened steel and duct tape. The son died in his graduation suit.
After viewing the video and questioning all involved, police seemed ready to believe the attendants acted in self defense. The father was charged with assault.
Moral of the story, don’t be a hero, don’t be a gangsta, call the police and let them do their job.