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Throwing your annoying kid off a barge isn't funny. Explaining why you threw your kid off a barge, however, is a great opportunity for jokes! Here is Sloan Briles, the Californian charged with felony child endangerment after throwing his 7-year-old off a sightseeing boat, explaining himself to a local news station.
"Yeah, I was trying to kill my son," Briles quips with perhaps ill-conceived sarcasm. Would you throw the kid overboard again, if sober? "Absolutely!" But the child was crying and had all his clothes on? "What, do you want me to strip him down?" Just a little toss into the waves, forcing the boat to veer suddenly off course so it did not hit the child and kill him. Big whoop. [KTLA, HuffPost]