Sunday, July 5, 2009

Irate Dad Goes Too Far: Disciplines Son With Chain and Mace

Texas teen says father wrapped chain around his neck

Jul 05 2009

Authorities in Texas have accused a man of wrapping a 20-foot chain around his teenage son's neck and spraying him in the face with Mace.

Texas City police arrested 48-year-old Ira Danner on Saturday and charged him with assault to a family member.

Police Capt. Brian Goetschius (Get-chess) said Danner's 15-year-old son ran to a neighbor's house Saturday morning with a towing chain around his neck. There was a combination lock on the chain. And the teenager told police his father also sprayed Mace in his face twice.

Police say Danner told them he was frustrated because his son was misbehaving and being physically dominant over him.

Online records did not show an attorney who could speak for Danner, who had been released on bail.

The son was staying temporarily with undisclosed friends in Duluth, Minnesota.

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