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Jehovah's Witnesses Find Young Boy Tied to a Pole in Miami Beach

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A 12-year-old boy in Miami Beach might have been the happiest person ever to spot Jehovah's Witnesses. They found him tied to a pole after his dad decided to try out some unorthodox parenting techniques and left him there while he went shopping.

According to NBC Miami Adolfo Guzman, 49, was sick of his son wandering off for hours at a time and not telling him where he was. On Saturday the boy took off, and Guzman warned him that he would tie him up the next time. So on Sunday the boy took off again without permission, and Guzman made good on his promise.

He tied him to a concrete pole outside of the family's apartment with a wire bicycle lock around his ankles and then took off himself to do some shopping.

The Jehovah's Witnesses then found the boy and called police. Police arrived and had to call the Miami Beach Fire Department to cut the boy loose. He was complaining about pain in his ankles.

Guzman returned home and said he was just trying to teach the boy a lesson, but was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. Guzman has no previous record with the Department of Children and Families.

"You shouldn't even be chaining a dog up to a pole much less your own son," Miami Beach Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez told the station.

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