Bad Father of the Year Award
July 22, 2011 7 Comments
Ever wonder how to win the “Worlds Worst Parent Award”? I’m sure people could get really creative in thinking about how to be an awful parent – things can get really extreme, like drowning your kids in the bathtub (all five of them), or leaving your 6 year old son locked inside a hot car to watch UFC at a bar. And the list could continue, because there are unfortunately many bad parents in the world, neglecting children for online games, or just doing a bad job of parenting.
The bottom of the barrel, is Lawrence Roberts, a 33 year old in Miami who decided to either cut hospital costs, or maybe even just remove the middle man altogether. We all know that health care in the US has historically been pretty outrageous (like people paying thousands of dollars just to re-attach fingers), but when your child’s health is at stake, you should probably leave it to a doctor.
Roberts decided to cut off his son’s cast on his own, using a circle saw from his truck. But then things went awry. His 15-year old son’s thumb was cut off, and significant damaged occurred to the other fingers in the process. The boy ended up being rushed to the hospital where staff tried to re-attach his thumb and treat the other fingers. Not sure why the 15-year old didn’t question the circular saw – not the most precise tool to use in a delicate operation.