The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Robert Blue,

Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Robert Blue believed that his 165 lb daughter weighed too much, and he was intent on her being able to weigh around 145 lbs for her mixed martial arts division. At first, he claims he attempted to chain the pantry closed, but when that failed to stop the girl from eating, he decided to chain her to her bed.

On and off for two days, Blue's 15-year-old daughter was chained to her bed. She was found beaten and in tears -- all because Blue thought she was overweight, according to a police report.

Blue, 53, was also arrested for beating his daughter with a wooden stick and kicking her, police said.

Blue has prior charges of child abuse for which he was convicted, and admit to police that he'd been known to beat his children with a stick for their training.

Blue also stated he didn't think he had committed a crime and that he was acting in his daughter's best interest.

Police said a counselor at the 15-year-old's school claimed the girl was chained up.

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