In this edition of Stupid Criminals we have the redneck version of "tough love."

According to the Chicago Sun Times, 55-year-old Viktor Barkov of Elmwood Park, Illinois has a 22-year-old son who's supposed to be heading back to college.

It's not revealed which college he was attending, but over the weekend, Barkov's son announced he was dropping out.

So Barkov responded by pulling out his GUN, putting it up to his son's head, and telling him, "If you don't go back to school I'm going to put a hole through your head."

The police were called, and Barkov was arrested for aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon.  There's no word if his son decided to go back to school after all.