Joliet police said a man burned his 11-year-old son with a clothes iron to force the boy to confess to stealing a dollar from him.
Josue E. Manrique, 35, was charged with of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a child.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said Manrique admitted he’d been drinking Saturday night and acknowledged being on edge before returning home about 3 a.m. Sunday.
“He’d been watching a boxing match where his fighter had lost and was having transmission problems with his car on the way home,” Benton said. “When he came home, he noticed a dollar missing from his dresser and that apparently set him off.”
Police say Manrique took a leather belt and woke his son up by hitting him with it. After striking the boy several times, Manrique turned on the iron and burned the boy on his forearm and top of his hand when the boy denied taking the dollar.
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