Father Tries To Run Over Son After He Refuses To Take A Bath

Written by Deja Monet February 11, 2019
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A Florida man was arrested after he attempted to run over his son with a pickup truck because he refused to take a bath.

Fox News reports Joseph Riley,45, was apprehended by police after his neighbors noticed him following his son in the pickup truck. Authorities were notified when witnesses heard screams throughout the neighborhood and saw the pickup truck accelerate at a high speed. Riley’s son ran into a neighbor’s home and said he needed help because his father threatened to hit him with a belt when he refused to take a bath.

Police say the boy, whose age was not identified, left the home after Riley asked him to take a bath multiple times. When police interviewed him, Riley appeared to be intoxicated and uncooperative.

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Riley was arrested and charged with domestic violence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Riley is currently being held at Escambia County Jail and has a court appearance scheduled for February 28.

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