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Daughter turns in dad who called police on her
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- A father's attempt to teach his daughter a lesson about drinking backfired when the teen led police to a stash of drugs and weapons inside their home.
Kevin Winston, 46, called police at 2:45 a.m. Friday after his 16-year-old daughter came home drunk and unruly. When police arrived, however, the girl told them she feared for her safety because her father stored drugs and weapons in the home.
The girl led officers to a crawl space above the ceiling where they found four semiautomatic guns and more than 600 vials of cocaine.
Winston was charged with numerous weapons and drug charges. His five daughters were placed in the custody of a relative.
"He called us on her and ended up getting locked up himself," said Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose.If your daughter is out running around drunk in Newark until two in the morning, and you have multiple assault weapons and a stockpile of cocaine in your ceiling, it just might be time to consider that parenting simply isn't your cup of tea. The sad part is that no mention is made of where the mother is, if she is even alive, and what will happen to the kids in the long run.