Freemon Everett Seay, 38, like to punish his child the old-fashioned way . . . around the 15th Century old-fashioned. After Seay’s daughter ran away, he donned armor from the Renaissance period and forced her to do the same. He then forced her into a battle for hours until she was covered in bruises and could barely stand. Vanquished, he let his foe leave the field of battle and she promptly recorded evidence of the alleged abuse for that band of not-so-merry men in the Yelm police department.
The battle involved wooden swords but it was apparently enough to leave bruises that the girl recorded with her phone and sent it to friends, who notified police. The battle occurred between 2 am and 4 am.
Both Seay and his wife were arrested. Julie Seay, the child’s stepmother, was reportedly aware of what was happening and took no steps to stop it. The father was charged with second-degree assault.
Of course, this is nothing a good longbow cannot stop. At least that is what they found at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.