Dad charged with cruelty after locking teen in horse trailer
Posted April 12
BAKER, La. — A father in Louisiana is under arrest on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile after locking his teenage son in a horse trailer overnight.
Local news outlets report that 71-year-old Douglas Oneal of Baker was arrested Monday. Detectives say he locked his 13-year-old son in the trailer Sunday night for almost 12 hours to punish him for being disrespectful to him and his girlfriend.
Detectives also found horse feces inside the metal trailer, along with a Bible and a makeshift bed made of saddles and a plastic bag that smelled of urine.
Oneal's arrest report says he told deputies that whipping his son was no longer working, "so he had to do something else" to teach his son a lesson. It's unclear if the man has an attorney.