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Robert Teague, Florida Dad, Charged In Beating Of Son's Romantic Rival

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Florida police have charged Robert Dale Teague with child abuse for fighting his teenage son's rival.
Florida police have charged Robert Dale Teague with child abuse for fighting his teenage son's rival.

A teenage love triangle allegedly prompted a father-son beat down in southern Florida, police said.

On Monday, authorities in Melbourne, a city located about 70 miles southeast of Orlando, arrested Robert Dale Teague, 55, and his 16-year-old son. The elder Teague has been charged with child abuse, while his son is accused of aggravated battery.

According to Melbourne Police, Teague and his son were riding in a vehicle that stopped at the intersection of West Eau Gallie Boulevard and Arnold Drive in Melbourne. While stopped at the intersection, Teague's son allegedly spotted a 16-year-old rival whom he was involved in a dispute over a mutual love interest.

Teague's son jumped out of the vehicle and got in a fight with the 16-year-old. Teague himself then exited the vehicle and tackled the 17-year-old. During the scuffle, Teague's son allegedly stabbed his rival in the arm with a screwdriver, police said.

None of the individuals were seriously injured during the fight.

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