"I'm a father and I'm looking out for my daughter," Reginald Hardy said of the incident

By Tara Fowler
Updated January 07, 2015 06:00 PM
Berks County Sheriff

Don’t mess with Dad.

A Pennsylvania father faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other offenses after he attacked his daughter’s boyfriend, WPVI reports.

Reginald Hardy of West Reading apologized for his actions, saying that he “literally” saw red when he caught the two teens sneaking around on Friday night.

“That might have been the maddest I ever got,” the 38-year-old father told WFMZ.

According to court documents, Hardy punched the 19-year-old boy in the face, then dragged him to the kitchen where he cut his dreadlocks off. Police say the father also threatened to shoot the boy in the back, according to the Associated Press.

“We got into a little scuffle,” Hardy told WFMZ. “I’m a father and I’m looking out for my daughter. That’s it.”

The dad admits that he was wrong, but says that he deserves an apology too.

“He knows he shouldn’t have been there,” said Hardy.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12.