“I just walked in on a grown man molesting …,” the upset father told a dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you, officer.”
Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said very simply, “Dad was acting like a dad. I don’t see anything we should charge the dad with…You have an 18-year-old who has clearly picked his target, groomed his target and had sex with the victim multiple times.”
Police responding to the Daytona Beach home at 1:07 a.m. Friday after the father called and told them that he found Raymond Frolander, 18, of Holly Hill lying motionless on the living room floor. Frolander had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth, an arrest report states.
The 35-year-old unidentified father told police that he walked in on Frolander and interrupted him as Frolander sexually battered the boy, the report states.
When asked by the dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my foot and my fist.”
Those would be my weapons of choice also if I was in that situation.
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions, sir,” the father said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him out to the living room.”
The father was not charged in Frolander’s beating, police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.
According to Chitwood, the suspect lives next door to the victim and was almost like a family member. He is now being treated for injuries at Halifax Health Medical Center. According to the arrest affidavit, police say when they questioned Frolander he admitted sexually battering the child and said, “I’m guilty.” Frolander has been charged with sexual battery and is being held without bail.