Also, another Google-fu failure: If the main character's father had only two psychotic episodes in his entire life, separated by 18 years, and his second episode caused him to create a bizarre but essentially harmless scene in a large toy store (details - as hilarious as they are - would be spoilers, but let's just say the cops show up to find out what the fuss is about, and the man's wife and daughter are there about a minute later), would he be in any danger of being institutionalized, if even just overnight? Or would his wife be able to take him home? Also bear in mind that this man is drunk, for the first time in his life. And his first incident was even tamer than the second one was (talking to street signs, etc).
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: The story takes place in Iowa, in the US.
EDIT the second: Got my answers, thanks everyone! :-)