This is kind of gruesome, but it fits into the category of “what would you do if you were in this guy’s shoes?”

A dad in Shiner, TX heard his 5-year old daughter cry for help and, following the sounds of her voice, discovered a 47-year old ranch hand in the act with the girl. 

The dad leaped into action and started whaling on the rapist. As the father of three daughters, I know 100 percent that I’m capable of doing exactly the same thing. And this isn’t just a dad-daughter thing–I’m sure those of you with boys would react in much the same way if your son would have been the victim.

But then the dad did something truly amazing: Instead of just leaving the guy in a ditch to bleed out, he called 911 and asked for help to save the guy’s life.

Read a more complete account of the story here.