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This dad shackled his daughter to the bed for two days to make her lose weight.


OMG! In perhaps the weirdest and sickest parenting news we've heard in a while, police recently discovered that Las Vegas dad Robert Blue chained his daughter to her bed because she was overweight. 

Here's what happened: On and off for two whole days, Blue chained his 15-year-old daughter to her bed. She was found beaten and crying -- all because dad thought she was too fat.

Blue, 53, was also arrested for beating his daughter with a wooden stick and kicking her, and was in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

Blue told police he chained his daughter to her bed to keep her out of the kitchen and from over-eating. He added that he was upset because his daughter weighs 165 pounds, and Blue wanted her to weigh between 140 and 145 pounds, explaining that was her fighting weight in mixed martial arts.

According to police, Blue had been chaining his daughter to the bed with a padlock and chain since January 12, after finding pea and corn containers in her room. But Blue says his daughter had found a way around the chains on the pantry and refrigerator over the past month.

Shockingly, Blue says he hasn't committed any crimes and that he was simply acting in his daughter's best interest, although he did tell police he used to hit his children with a stick as a training tool and has a prior history of child abuse.

Blue was charged with false imprisonment, child endangerment and child abuse.

Police haven't said whether or not Blue's wife knew what was going on, however the couple has other children who were placed in protective custody.

The 15 year-old was rushed to University Medical Center and there is no word on her condition.

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
Nancy February 9, 2009, 3:07 PM

Looks like someone should have chained him to a bed for a few months, looks like he could shed about 50 lbs.

mollysmom February 9, 2009, 4:47 PM

while this is bad he’s hardly the worst, that would be the SOB dad in austria we all found out about last year.

crudeco February 10, 2009, 10:40 AM

Unfortunately in many states, restraining a child is not against the law. An don’t get me started about “sparing the rod!”

Likely he’ll serve no substantial jail time nor pay mush of a fine.

Anonymous February 12, 2009, 4:20 PM

I think that is awful. I do believe in discipline but the punishment goes with the severity of the crime. He should never have chained her to the bed, nor beat her with sticks or anything else. She’s only 15, she has her whole life to lose weight. He is the worst dad.

Jill (the other one) February 13, 2009, 5:07 AM

The man freaked out because he found VEGETABLE cans in her room? I’m sorry, but I don’t know a single overweight person who got that way by eating too much corn and peas.

john February 15, 2009, 6:38 PM

This is a fat ,disgusting, abuser.He has some nerve he must not have a mirror.This man needs to be put away.If he is doing that to his children his wife is without a doubt being abused herself.Although this is no excuse for subjecting ones children to it.

Dorothy February 24, 2009, 3:06 PM

There seems to be a pattern of abuse from this man. I imagine he abuses the whole family….Men or women for that matter that abuse one…do it to many. I would look into the abuse a bit more closely. He may have sexually assulted her as well. Why was he so worried about her weight? A 15 year old at 165 lbs…That really isn’t a problem unless of course she is 4 feet tall.. I think this man is dangerous and should be put away for this. I think there is more to the story.

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