I live in San Francisco now, but in Volusia County (Daytona/Deltona/Ormond etc.) the pipe is law.
Yikes. From my hometown paper, The Daytona Beach News Journal.
DELTONA, Fla. - An angry Deltona father whacked his teenage daughter's boyfriend with a metal pipe after finding the boy naked in his daughter's room. Authorities say the father, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year.
The boy was taken to the hospital where doctors closed a head wound with staples.
The father was charged with aggravated battery on a child and bonded out on $10,000.
Information from: Daytona Beach News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com