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The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer," he told NBC Orlando affiliate WESH late Monday.

The father thinks that Frolander's bloody mug is getting too much publicity and wants the world to know it's his son who is the hero. "My son saved Raymond. Raymond was motionless on our floor. I went to the kitchen to grab a butcher knife and my son stopped me. My son came in front of me and saved his attacker's life," he said. Frolander remains behind bars without bond on charges of sexual battery. The father wasn't charged.

Image: Raymond Frolander
Raymond Frolander.NBC Miami