A Canadian couple filmed themselves cable tying and attacking a 28-year-old man because they thought that he was attempting to have sex with their 13-year-old daughter.
The pair, from British Columbia, broadcast the whole incident on Facebook Live. The video shows them ambushing the man, tying his hands behind his back with cable ties, and lying him on his front.
Despite their intentions being to protect their child they could still face prosecution from the courts for assault and forcible confinement.
The footage was obtained by Canadian TV channel CTV and in the clip the mother can be heard berating the man.
The girl's mother says that she found explicit messages on her daughter's home from the man.
She can be heard saying: "He come to my house to meet my 13-year-old f***ing daughter to f*** her. He wanted to be her first.
"We f***ing tackled him, and Zap strapped him and called the police,
"Why wouldn't the police come and help me catch the predator that just came to my f***ing house?
"I'm so glad that I got my daughter's phone and saw a message that she didn't f****** erase."
Also in the video she can be heard alleging that the man is someone that she and the girl's stepfather - who also participated in the attack - know. She also claims that he has known her daughter since childhood.
She can be heard to say: "This is my ex-best friend's little brother. He knows everything about my daughter. He's known her since she was like three.
"My life has revolved around this piece of s*** for the past six weeks."
The video footage ends as the police enter the house, the man was released and taken to hospital. So far he has not been charged with any offences.
The woman in the film reported the man to the authorities six weeks ago after she allegedly discovered the lewd Instagram messages. She brought them to the police as evidence but was told that she should block him and forget about it.
She then tried to set up a meeting with him to ask him about it and asked the police to come with her, they refused.
The police said that they warned her against acting by herself, without police involvement.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Amelia Hayden said: "The police had directed her not to take matters into her own hands. We still do have an active and ongoing investigation on the matter.
"It hasn't resolved one issue. It's caused another, and put people in danger".
The mother and stepfather admitted attacking and tying the man up, and as such have been told by the police that they might face charges.
However, the mother still believes that she took the right course of action.
She said: "If I get charged, I still feel it was the right thing."
Her husband added: "This is ridiculous. Shouldn't a guy be able to protect his own family in his house?"
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