Angry Father Castrates Daughter's Older Boyfriend

Meeting the parents did not go as expected.

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We've all dated someone who didn't pass our parents' approval meter, but nothing, not even Dad's "rules for courting my little girl" lectures, can beat how this German man taught his daughter's older boyfriend a lesson.

In 2010, a 47-year-old man named Helmut Seifert, the father of a 17 year-old girl, castrated Philip Genscher, who was 57 years old, with a bread knife. Why?

Seifert did the unthinkable after an anonymous tipper notified him of Genscher's relationship with his daughter. 


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We'll concede to the awkwardness of having your daughter date someone ten years your senior, but isn't it enough to just confiscate her cell phone? That's what drives teenagers the most bonkers of all, right?

Police reported that Seifert recruited two co-workers from his factory before heading to Genscher's home in the next town over. They said that Seifert then forced Genscher to remove his pants, and while Genscher was fully aware, chopped off his, errr... junk.

Seifert then stalked off with the testicles (presumably in a Ziplock bag), while Genscher laid on the floor, bleeding to death. Before he lost consciousness, Genscher had managed to call the police.


Unfortunately, there was nothing paramedics could do for Genscher besides saving his life. This man will be like this forever.

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While Seifert did confess to the crime, was going to go on trial in the next year, and faced up to three years prison time, he still seemingly felt little remorse for his actions.

When Seifert first heard of his daughter's relationship, he requested invervention from the police, but they professed to have no control of the situation. 

"You said you couldn't stop him, so I did," Seifert said. "I saw it as my duty as a father."


And Genscher was requesting hundreds of thousands in compensation to make up for his missing parts.

There are just a couple of thoughts we have before we continue to recoil in horror.

First of all, we're feeling slightly less resentful of how our families have treated our significant others. A simple grilling and a few side-eyes across the dinner table doesn't seem so bad anymore. Secondly, there's something awfully fishy about this story.

For instance, how did the father convince the boyfriend to take his pants off? If police were telling the truth, it wasn't drugs; Genscher had been fully conscious during the procedure (yikes, by the way).

We'd also like to note that bread knives aren't very sharp. If you're going to castrate somebody, you should at least have the decency to slice his bits off cleanly with a cleaver. Or, you know, just don't do it at all!


If this story isn't a warning about dating a minor, then it's certainly a cry for anger management... and possibly a psychological evaluation.

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Denise Ngo is a freelance web writer/editor who specializes in love, dating, and relationships. Follow her on Twitter.


Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on December 2010 and was updated with the latest information.