"An angry British father and his vigilante gang were sentenced Tuesday for kidnapping and torturing a 17-year-old they wrongly believed sent abusive text messages to the man’s daughter, The Daily Mail reported.
James McPhilbin, 50, thought his daughter, Kelly-Ann, 18, had received the messages from Sam Valentine. In McPhilbin’s quest for revenge, he and a group of family and friends kidnapped Valentine and stabbed him three times – including a stab wound to the cheek and one to the chest that punctured a lung, the Mail reported.
Officials later reported that no abusive text messages were ever sent to McPhilbin’s daughter.
McPhilbin, of Stretford, Greater Manchester, started his 16-month jail sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to false imprisonment.
Judge Peter Lakin told the gang members they had committed a “frightening, sustained and brutal attack,” the Mail reported.
The 2006 incident happened four months after Valentine and his friends had a fight with Kelly-Ann at school. Kelly-Ann’s relatives believed she had received offensive text messages despite her denials that Valentine was to blame."Now, here's how something like this can be handled, that wouldn't even scare the liberal gun bloggers all that much:
Someone is harassing a family member, you intercede and request that said harassment cease forthwith, with an apology to come. If that proves to be to no avail, then you grab the little sucker and make him watch as you punch his father's lights out. None of this kidnapping and using gangs and stabbing people. More and more, I just don't understand what happened to the Brits. Seems like each and every day brings some new stupidity to marvel at.
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