A Wichita man has been charged with abducting a 15-year-old boy and shocking him with jumper cables to get information about a robbery.
The Wichita Eagle reports that 58-year-old Robert McDowell was charged Tuesday with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal threat. It wasn't immediately known whether he had an attorney.
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Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza says a gun was placed against the boy's back early Sunday as he was walking. Espinoza says the suspect took the teen to a garage, tied him to a trailer hitch, then attached jumper cables to his ears and shocked him repeatedly while questioning him about a recent robbery.
Police say the man's wallet had been stolen, and he believed the teen knew who was responsible. The boy was eventually released.