Father beats man to death who followed daughter into toilets

A father has been accused of fatally beating a man who tried to enter a bathroom stall that was occupied by his teenage daughter.

On the night of August 2, 40-year-old Melvin Harris, drove to a convenience store in Phoenix, United States to pick up his daughter and her friends.

While he waited in the parking lot, a man asked Mr Harris for money. Mr Harris gave him some money and the man entered the convenience store.

Mr Harris was later informed that a man tried to enter the bathroom stall his daughter was using.

Melvin Harris allegedly beat a man to death who tried to follow his daughter into a bathroom stall. Source: Mariscopa County Sheriff’s Office

Mr Harris entered the store and told the security guard that, “he needed to take care of the situation, or [Harris] would do it himself,” according to local outlet ABC15.  

As the man left the store, Mr Harris punched him in the face and allegedly kicked and stomped on him.

The unidentified victim was taken to the hospital with a broken nose and brain injuries and later died.

Mr Harris is jailed on US$100,000 bond on suspicion of second-degree murder, Phoenix Police said.

With AP