A man has been jailed after restraining his children with zip-ties because they were fighting.
The punishment was so severe, they had bruising for several hours after, according to deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
44 year old John Robert Betz IV from Hudson, Florida, zip-tied his three children around their wrists and ankles. He also admitted to taping one of the children’s mouth.
Betz was charged with one felony count of child abuse and is being held at the Pasco County Jail with a $5,000 bail.