*In what can only be assumed was a “who drank all the damn orange juice!” meltdown moment, a Louisiana man is in custody after shooting his 18-year-old son in the butt during a fight about orange juice, police said.
Eldridge Dukes, 58, faces charges of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon, according to police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The incident, which would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous, happened early Sunday after the two started fussing about the lack of orange juice at their home, according to Baton Rouge police spokesman Corporal Don Coppola.
The dad must have attempted to justify his actions to police and told them his son had damaged the home and broke a porcelain vase.
Arming himself with a handgun, the father chased his son out the front door. He fired several shots, striking the teenager once in his buttocks, Coppola said.
The son was taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Reuters.
Bail for Dukes was set at $60,000, according to jail records.
OK, now that we know the son suffers no life-threatening injuries; you have my permission to laugh.