Mom Shoots New Zealand Man Stalking 14-Year-Old Daughter

A Virginia mother shot the 25-year-old New Zealand man who traveled half way around the world to find her 14 year old.

Goochland, VA – A mother shot a 25-year-old New Zealand man on Friday who had flown halfway around the world to see her 14-year-old daughter.

The man was carrying a knife, duct tape, and pepper spray when he arrived at the family’s home, WXIN-TV reported.

Police said Troy Skinner met the teenaged girl online using a popular video gaming service called Discord, and the pair exchanged messages for four months before the girl attempted to end their virtual relationship.

Her parents had no knowledge of the communication between their daughter and the much-older man, police said.

"He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him," Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew said, according to WXIN.

Skinner took three flights - from New Zealand to Australia, from Australia to Los Angeles, and from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. – before hopping on a Greyhound bus to get from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Virginia, where he spent the night in a hotel, according to police.

"This was not random, not spontaneous, this was something very planned," Sheriff Agnew said.

The 14-year-old girl was home with her mother and sister when Skinner showed up unannounced at about 4:30 pm on June 22, and began banging on the door with a brick.

He yelled that he had hitchhiked 30 miles to get to their house and needed help, according to WXIN.

The mother called her husband and he told her to go grab a gun, which she did. Then Skinner threw a landscaping stone through the glass door into the house.

Fearing for the lives of her daughters, the mother fired her weapon twice, and hit Skinner once in the neck, WXIN reported.

Skinner was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.

“He is not the victim. That lady and her family members are the victims here,” the sheriff reminded reporters at a press conference after the incident.

Police were continuing to investigate and Skinner had not yet been charged with a crime, according to WXIN.

Comments (14)
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realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Hey Burgers I wonder if stricter gun control laws could have saved this pedophile rapist's life? Oh wait, he survived, so now I'm confused. I thought gun shot wounds meant certain death... or was that machetes?

"Skinner was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive."

Poor lady - she needs more time on the range, now we gotta pay for this fool from half way around the world's lawyer.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

What do they mean, he hasn't been charged yet? This is textbook stalking, level Freak. By the way, what's the law in Virginia about home invasions? Stand your ground?

JBo
JBo

I would imagine the reason he's not charged yet is because if he's in the custody of the Sheriff, then the Sheriff's Office has to pick up his hospital tab.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Oh, right! Makes sense.

lwe6576
lwe6576

How scary for that family. Too bad she didn't hit an artery in his neck. Crazy people in this world.

Terminater
Terminater

The anti gun media must have made it an anti gun issue. That’s why the sheriff had to remind the media who the victim really was.

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

I think they need to have background checks on knives, bricks and any paving stones. That and a waiting period of at least 10 days to stop this uncalled for violence against pedophiles. For those of you who don't get it this is sarcasm.

Aaron57
Aaron57

Even if Virginia wasn't a stand your ground state, castle doctrine would clear the family of any wrong doing.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

idiot thought this was Australia/New Zealand. we have 300M guns in the hands of responsible citizens here in America.

Voice88
Voice88

So I'm Mad! Why is this fucker still breathing among us? This man needs to take his wife to the range everyday now. 100rds at 25yrds, 100rnds at 50yrds, and 100rnds at 80yrds.An why only 2 shots? Trespassers will be shot! Survivors will be shot again! Damn we need to take her back to boot camp!

dbosse
dbosse

Her 2nd shot was aimed at his privates but she missed by only inches and it went thru his legs. Hey she hit him 1 of 2... Batting 500% will get you 10 million bucks in pro baseball.

Boomagoo318
Boomagoo318

pbm4jc was 100% right. The government here in Australia took away our right to arm ourselves and defend our loved ones against low life crap like this. We have to rely on laws that are soft and jail these animals , it's like a revolving door policy. The only thing this mother done wrong was stopped at 2 shots. Never let your government take your right to defend you away.