FORISTELL, Mo. (KMOV) – Police say a man was arrested after he hosed down his 6-year-old son for 30 minutes because he did not do his chores.
Joseph Knyff, 40, was charged Thursday with felony child abuse.
Police said late last month, Knyff sprayed his stepson with water because the boy did not pick up grass clippings in the yard.
Knyff’s wife, Nora Knyff, told police she told her husband to stop after 20 minutes and shut off the water.
But her husband went and turned the hose back on again, she told police.
Nory Knyff told police her son is terrified of water and her child was screaming and crying while he was being sprayed.
Police said the child was shivering when they arrived.
Knyff’s bond was set at $15,000, cash only.