Dad's way of teaching children about the dangers of inviting strangers into the house backfired and the junk food media is covering this. The Westlake Police are investigating whether they may charge the father and his friend for causing a panic.
The sons were acting a fool. Bilal Abdul Mani, the father wanted to set his two sons straight.
Dad told his friend to head over to his home once the boys came home from school. The friend was supposed to state that their dad owed some money and he wants in to settle the score.
According to police, the friend wanted to stop the role play when it was obvious the boys were scared, but the father wanted him to continue.
"I wanted to make sure that they did the right thing when I'm not at home. Me being a single parent, I need them to do the right thing," said the father.
|Dad caused a panic and he may face criminal charges.|
Abdul Mani says he thought his youngest son saw his car parked outside and thought he knew it was a setup.
The father says he came in a back door and listened to the ordeal in the basement, but by the time he could run upstairs, his sons had already run to the second floor and escaped from the house.
Police commend the boys for how they got away and escaped to safety.
"It was a lesson that I was trying to teach, that went bad," said Bilal Abdul Mani.
A terrified 16-year old Westlake boy called 911 around 4:00 p.m. Thursday, saying a man was threatening him and his 14-year old brother at their home on Pineview Drive.
If charged for any criminal act, the father is innocent until proven guilty.