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Report: Father Made Son Walk 3 Miles Carrying 25-pound Brick

It was discipline for school troubles.

Douglasville man faced a judge Monday to answers questions about his parenting skills.

Charlie Mayes of Douglasville is facing first-degree child cruelty for making his 16-year-old son carry a 25-pound brick and walk three miles on at least four occasions during the weekend, according to a Douglas County Sentinel report.

Mayes told the judge he did it to discipline the teen, who has had a history of trouble in school. Investigators thought it was too much for the 135-pound son, who they say walked with the brick during the heat of the day and along busy Kings Highway.

Mayes said the discipline was similar to what he faced in the military and added he checked on the teen and even walked with him at times. He said he felt he tried everything else with his son.

Bond was set for $3,500. Mayes was released on bond on Monday, but not before hearing Judge Joel Dodson say, “I don't know what will work in terms of discipline for the child, but I can assure you that this isn't one of them."

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Andrea Rosser May 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM
This is exactly what is wrong with our society today. Parents do not have any rights as far as discipline is concerned, lest some nosey Nellie sticks their nose in where it isn't needed. The judge should have said "Good job" and let the teenager learn a valuable lesson.
Deleana Badger May 28, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Way to go, Dad. But maybe four times were a bit much.
John Smith May 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM
On the news they stated it was abuse because he left the kid without a cellphone! Wow, if that equals abuse now then we were all abused as kids in the past lol! BTW writing in this box SUCKS because the letters keep back spacing instead of just moving forward & letting you write=come on PATCH FIX THIS!!!
David M Avant May 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM
This is ridiculous. When all else fails, make the kid do something they hate that isn't over in 5 minutes so they're sure to remember it. People worry about the way the world is headed, and it's because you aren't allowed to give children real consequences for their actions.
Concerned Citizen May 28, 2014 at 06:13 PM
This man should be refunded his bond money and thanked for trying to teach his child something. You don't know what the child has put him thru and he cares enough to try and home school him. To the pizza guy-mowing grass is not a punishment but a chore.

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