Girl shoots dad with arrow after he takes her cell phone away
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Girl shoots dad with arrow after he takes her cell phone away

Bremerton : WA : USA | May 26, 2011 at 11:55 PM PDT
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A man was trapped in his house after being shot by his daughter with a bow and arrow, according to Q13 Fox News.

The problem started when the father tried to discipline his daughter by taking away her cell phone said the Mason County Sherriff's department. The struggle took place around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

The girl shot her father with her own compound bow as she is a deer hunter, according to the Seattle Times.

After shooting her dad, the girl refused to allow him access to the telephone to call police. He was shot in the hallway of the home and crawled out a window and drove about 1/3 of a mile to a neighbor's house.

Authorities said the girl ran and hid in the woods with 35 arrows. Due to her behavior, a SWAT team came to the aid of the sheriff's department.

Around 11 p.m. the girl was tracked down by the SWAT team in some nearby woods.

William Adam said the daughter was found "to be despondent with a serious medical issue."

The father was airlifted to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.

The 35-year-old man is in serious condition after an arrow pierced him in his torso.

The 15-year-old daughter was transported to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and will be relocated to the Mason County Juvenile Detention Center when she is stabilized.

There's a possibility the girl will appear in court on Friday.

***NOTE from author: I agree the girl had anger problems, but kids hunt, fish, and have their own weapons in my part of the world. This happened in the state of Washington. There are a lot of bow hunters here. I have a bear and 2 deer decoys at 20, 30, and 40 yards in my backyard.

All of our children have shot a bow. It is very beautiful in my state with lots of towering Douglas fir trees, deer, bear, salmon -- many men and women wear jeans often with hiking boots, etc.

It is a very unique culture from when I lived in San Diego, CA. The USA, from state to state can be very different depending on the weather, etc. We are the state where Starbucks coffee started, lots of people drink coffee to stay warm.

So, us in WA, aren't surprised about the bow being available, but the behavior was out-of-control.

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