A Man Followed His Daughter Home, But Her Army Vet Dad Made Him Pay Big…
A man allegedly followed a teen girl from her school bus stop and into her house. Little did he know, though, her Army veteran dad was home and he was prepared to take care of business.
It should have been a normal Monday afternoon in Livonia at the neighborhood school bus stop.
However, after getting off the bus, Mike Oliver's daughter noticed something wasn’t right. She quickly realized someone was watching her, and they had continued to follow her as she walked home. When she reached her front door, she was approached by a man. According to police, he allegedly followed her onto the porch, asking if her parents were home as he followed her into the house, WXYZ reported.
Fortunately, at that time Oliver was waiting for his 15-year-old 10th-grade daughter to get home from Franklin High School when he found 27-year-old David Roberts of Livonia had followed her home.
"I get up, I go to the door and there's a guy standing on my stoop," said Oliver.
"Grabbed him by his hair," Oliver said, describing wrestling the man. "He was like an alligator just twisting, and he got away. He ran around the corner."
Roberts was pretty fast, but that didn't stop Oliver. He got into his truck and followed him through the neighborhood. The neighbors showed up and Oliver called 911.
Multiple Livonia police officers arrived and within minutes, Roberts was taken into custody.
"My daughter is doing well in school this year. She didn't even wanna go to school today because she was fearful for her life," said Cindy Oliver, the girl's mother.
Livonia Police Captain Ronald Taig said it's important for kids to be aware of their surroundings.
"He could've been laying there on the ground today," Oliver said. "This could've been so much worse for him. But this isn't about being right, it's about doing right."
He was taken into custody and arraigned on charges of breaking and entering and assaulting a police officer. His bond was set at 10 percent of $100,000, but the Army veteran dad said he got off easy.
Although the teen is safe, she didn’t come away from the ordeal completely unscathed. Instead, she’s been left fearful and not wanting to go to school.
“My daughter is doing well in school this year,” Cindy explained. “She didn’t even wanna go to school today because she was fearful for her life.”
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