Boozy Punishment for Kids Not a Good Idea
Let Kristopher Harvey’s prematurely aged mug serve as a warning to what overindulging in booze can do to your looks. And let his idiotic crime educate you on how not to discipline your children. Surprise, Arizona resident, 32-year-old Kristopher Harvey thought he would teach his teen sons a lesson for getting into his booze and decided to go the old school route parents used to take when they caught their kid smoking cigarettes. You know the method, kid gets busted smoking so the parent makes the kid smoke a whole pack of Pall Malls until it makes the kid sick. Well, Harvey took it to a new level and even added in a dip in the swimming pool to his creative punishment.
It seems Harvey’s two sons, ages 13 and 14, got into his alcohol last week so this past Monday, while Harvey himself was nicely inebriated, he decided to make his kids pay for messing with his booze. According to reports, he forced both boys to drink three shots each of hard liquor and tossed them into the pool. His downfall was leaving his sons outside to suffer through potential alcohol poisoning because a neighbor heard their crying coming from the backyard and called the police. I have to applaud the neighbor here because so many times they sit idly by, but this one actually got involved and all they heard was crying. Bravo, good neighbor.
When officers arrived at the home, Harvey reportedly came outside so shitfaced he had a hard time standing and speaking. His two sons were found in the backyard, crying, vomiting and obviously drunk. Harvey was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail on two counts of child abuse. He admits he forced his sons to drink the alcohol as punishment, but says he didn’t throw them in the pool, that they jumped in on their own. While the kids could have drowned, being as sloshed as they were, it’s the booze part, not the pool that earned Kristopher Harvey his charges.
Of the incident, Harvey is quoted as saying, “Unfortunately it was one of the things I learned when I was a child, that this is how you teach your children to do things. I realize now that it was the biggest mistake of my life.” He added, “I’ve lost my job, I’ve lost my children, I’ve now got to come up with $10,000 for an attorney just to fight to keep from having to do 17 to life on two counts.” Harvey’s girlfriend, 49-year-old Karen Edwards, was issued a citation for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Apparently, she’s one of those broads that will watch a guy do bad things to children and not bother to stop it. Some chicks just love bad guys and being dragged down with them. A thank you to SoloCare for bringing this rough looking 32-year-old nimrod to our attention and for our amusement.