Just to make sure what he was doing was 100% legal, a Florida dad called the cops to oversee him as he punished his 12-year-old daughter with a spanking.

The man wanted to paddle his tween daughter for getting into "a heated argument" with her sister, so he called the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and asked them to supervise.

Strangely enough, they did. A deputy came to the house, watched the corporal punishment, and left after determining it was legal.

Undersheriff Noel Stephen even made a statement to the press: "It's within statute for them to discipline their children, and spank them. You are entitled to paddle your child, whether you use you hands, you use a belt, you use a paddle. Within reason. As long as you're paddlin' the buttocks." The report didn't specify whether a hand, belt or paddle was the weapon of choice in this particular case.
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