“PERKINS — A Perkins man is accused of abusing his 9-year-old son because the child expressed support for the University of Oklahoma.
“Gannon Wade Mendez, 42, was charged Feb. 14 in Payne County District Court with one count of child abuse.
“Perkins police were contacted Feb. 1 by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services after a representative of the Payne County Youth Shelter in Stillwater reported that a 9-year-old boy was severely bruised, Officer Charles Danker wrote in a court affidavit.
“The boy told investigators that he was disciplined by his father on Jan. 29 for telling another student at Sangre Ridge Elementary School in Stillwater that “he didn’t like OSU,” the affidavit indicates.
“Mendez is accused of striking the child with a wooden paddle, resulting in injuries so severe that he missed school Jan. 30 and Jan 31, according to the affidavit.”
Seriously, prayers for this child. I hope he goes to OU & becomes the #1 fan, just to spite his old man.