Most parents don’t condone violence as a means of solving a problem. But when their kids are in danger, they’ll probably tell you it’s a different story.
That’s why one California dad attacked a man who was taking inappropriate photos of his daughter.
Ismael Duarte was shopping at a Target store in Cypress, California with his wife and 15-year-old daughter on Tuesday, July 31. Duarte spotted a bald man in a tank top acting strangely.
ABC News reports that Duarte saw the man, who was identified as 29-year-old Jorge Ibarra, approach his daughter with a cell phone pointed up in the direction of her skirt.
So, he blocked Ibarra from getting close to her.
Duarte later saw Ibarra preying on another woman when Duarte and his family were waiting in line. Ibarra was allegedly videoing up the other woman’s skirt.
“We were coming over to the register and here he comes again, pops out following another girl with the dress,” Duarte told ABC 7.
Duarte then kicked the cell phone away from Ibarra.
Duarte and his wife chased the man out of Target and tackled him.
“My daughter, and the girl that actually was getting their picture taken without her being known — that’s what got me,” Duarte told KTLA.
He said he’s mad that he didn’t give Ibarra the ass-kicking of a lifetime.
“I’m p—ed off that I didn’t do more than I did but I wish I would have because I’m so angry,” Duarte told FOX11.
Duarte and his wife were able to get photographs of Ibarra and pictures of his license plate before he drove off. This helped police to find Ibarra and arrest him.
He says Target, however, didn’t do anything to help stop the crime.
“All they did was stand behind, and that’s very disappointing,” Duarte said of the store’s security.
Target says they are willing to help police as best as they can.
“At Target, the safety and security of our guests is very important to us and we have no tolerance for this behavior in our stores,” the statement read. “Immediately upon learning of these recent incidents, our teams called police to investigate and shared video footage with them. We will continue to help law enforcement in any ways that we can be of support to their investigation.”
That footage reportedly showed Ibarra allegedly placing his cellphone on the ground near other women in the store on the same night. Police also said that he visited another Target earlier that day where he took inappropriate video and photos of women.
He was charged with invasion of privacy and arraigned on $25,000 bail.
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