Police visit Facebook dad who shot daughter's laptop

Tommy Jordan, the man who shot his daughter's laptop for YouTube, gets a visit from police and child protection services. Oh, and Good Morning America.

Tommy Jordan's Facebook page. Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

I don't know how many other parents shot their children's laptops this weekend, but Tommy Jordan, the man who last week did it on YouTube , is now officially famous.

It seems that, once the first million people enjoyed his laptop-blasting exploits, the police and child-protective services operatives paid him a visit.

They may have wondered whether his 15-year-old daughter, Hannah-- she who believes she is a "slave" and ought to be paid for doing household chores-- is safe and happy.

The Daily offered, from a perusal of Jordan's Facebook page, that all now seemed calm at Casa Jordan.

For Jordan posted on Facebook (of all places): "The police by the way said 'Kudos, sir'. How's about those apples? Didn't expect THAT when you called the cops did you?"

How about those apples? I wonder if Child Protection Services also mentioned the fruits of his labors when they paid him a visit, which they reportedly did.

More details have emerged about Jordan's relationship with his daughter. He and she had reportedly only been living together for six months before he decided YouTube and bullets was the right media for his frustrations. Before, Hannah had lived with her mother (Jordan's ex-wife), five hours' drive from dad's home in Albermarle, N.C..

It is not known whether Hannah might have had second thoughts about moving in with dad.

However, Jordan seems to be largely enjoying his new notoriety. He has even taken the opportunity to use Facebook to advertise Twisted Networx, his IT company.

He is also, though, having to cope with stardom. On Saturday, he posted that he had "just had a friend run Good Morning America off my lawn.. grr." Images of Jordan's friend chasing Diane Sawyer while keeping his .45 firmly holstered might briefly flash through some minds.

He explained that he hasn't taken the video down because lawyers advised him that as long as it's up on YouTube he still has copyright protection. He is cheered that fame has helped him raise far more money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

But, most importantly for those to whom he has become a parenting hero, he insists that his future does not lie in politics.

Just last night he wrote: "I'm NOT running for President, have no intention of running for President, and would probably make a crappy president because.. nevermind why. That'd just open another can of worms! lol."

Still, he declares himself to be a Ron Paul supporter.

One question might continue to flit across certain craniums: "Will Hannah now find alternative social networking means in order to express herself?"

Surely it's only a matter of time.

 

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