Meet Gerald T. Meyers.
Old Gerald decided to break into a house where he knew a teenage girl lived, with the purpose of raping her. He knew where the girl slept, because his uncle owned the house and was renting it to the family.
But Gerald was in for a surprise.
You see, the father of the girl heard her scream and went to investigate the clamor from his daughter's room. Now, poor Gerald cannot collect his Depraved Bastard of the Week award. Dead men cannot collect any awards, that is, personally.
Dad didn't need to shoot the intruder making a bloody mess all over the carpet. He didn't need a foreign object capable of causing blunt trauma injuries. He did it with his bare hands.
Now, there is some question of whether or not the late Mr. Meyers was killed by dad, or had a heart attack. The article reports that he had a bad heart. Regardless of which is the case, he now must be awarded this honor posthumously.
I am anxiously awaiting a statement from the ACLU condemning the father for his bravery in protecting his daughter, saying that Mr. Meyers' civil rights were violated.