An Arizona father decided to “take care of a situation” his own way when he killed a man who attempted to enter a bathroom stall his daughter was in, police said. Now that father, Melvin Harris III, faces a second-degree murder charge. Leon Leevon Armstrong died as a result of the beating, according to Azfamily.com
The 40-year-old was waiting in the parking lot to pick up his daughter and two friends when Armstrong approached him asking for money. Harris gave him some change and Armstrong went into the store. Harris’ 16-year-old daughter came out of the store and told her father that a man tried to enter her bathroom stall by violently shaking the door, police said. She said she told the employees who alerted the security guard.
She then identified Armstrong as the alleged harasser when she spotted him walking out of the store.
Harris approached the security guard and told him to “take care of the situation, or he would do it himself.” The guard said the incident was being handled.
The 'protective father', however, confronted Armstrong about the incident and then attacked him, authorities said. Witnesses told police Harris repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked the man. Armstrong was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Melvin Harris III faces a second-degree murder charges .