Uncle Dearest?

United States
May 18, 2007 5:17am CST
My first thought ...where the hell were the parents? Police: Uncle Bit Boy to Teach a Lesson Thursday, May 17, 2007 (05-17) 19:37 PDT Bridgeport, Conn. (AP) -- A man was charged with assault for allegedly biting his 3-year-old nephew all over his body to teach the toddler that biting people is wrong, police said. Hector Pulido, 40, was arrested Tuesday after day care workers discovered adult-size bite marks on the boy's chest, stomach, shoulder, back, thigh, leg and buttocks, police said. The boy told officers his uncle had bitten him. When questioned, Pulido allegedly admitted that he did it "to teach him not to bite anyone," said Lt. James Viadero, a police spokesman. Pulido was charged with assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was being held on $100,000 bond after a court appearance Wednesday. A message seeking comment was left with the public defender representing Pulido. The toddler was evaluated at a hospital, and the state Department of Children and Families was notified. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/17/national/a084322D95
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@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
18 May 07
That is just terrible How can anyone do that there is teaching and there is abuse and that was abuse That poor Child I hope he never has to go near that Man again
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
18 May 07
That is horrible. I hope the judge gives this man the maximum jail time. I hope the parents never allow this guy around the little boy again. It always amazes me how cruel humans can be.
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@jbb316 (1759)
• United States
18 May 07
This is just wrong. First of all, if you are going to teach a child a lesson by biting back then you bite them ONCE. Second, you do not bite them all over their body and you do not bit them hard. You bite them just enough for them to feel it so they know it could hurt someone. Come on what was he thinking. This is just a child. And I also wonder where were the parents. But it is possible he could have been baby sitting and he could be someone they trusted and had no idea he was capable of something like this. It happens all the time. People should look at the facts before they automatically assume the parents are responsible. They could have had no idea he was like this. He could have been doing them a favor and watching the child for them.
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@GardenGerty (84339)
• Marion, Kansas
18 May 07
I think this sums it all up very well.
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
19 May 07
This boy's parents made a huge mistake in trusting their son to this man, there's something wrong with him mentally.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
18 May 07
That is horrible. I have heard of biting a child to get them to quit, but that is way overboard. I hope they throw the book at him. It seems people are having trouble making good judgements. I cannot believe the storys you hear.
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@GardenGerty (84339)
• Marion, Kansas
18 May 07
I like to respect authority, and have tried to teach my children, and grandchildren to respect the authority figures like police and cops. My unfortunate experience is, however, that a very large number of police figures are bullies and are power crazed. This uncle is a big bully to have to show his power over a three year old.
• United States
19 May 07
Why was it necessary to bite the child multiple times, once it usually enough. I have used demonstration as a method of teaching, but once is enough. Where were the parents is another good question....seems like it must have been an odd situation. I hope the put the guy away for a long time.
• United States
31 May 07
Thanks for the best response...:}