A Texas man, Brent Troy Bartel, has been arrested and charged with assaulting his son after telling a 911 operator he carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son’s back. At the same time, the child’s mother called 911 from a neighbor’s home and said her husband was hurting their child.
Police said Wednesday afternoon that the carving wasn’t deep enough to require stitches and that the child is expected to physically recover.
At the scene, officers also recovered a box cutter they believe Bartel used to make the carving.
Bartel’s bizarre behavior has landed him in jail before. He was arrested in 2007, according to the Lancaster New Era. Bartel had been in court to fight at $25 traffic ticket for an illegal turn. Bartel approached the judge, turned over his drivers’ license, and proclaimed he’s done as a truck driver. He then tried to punch the police officer who gave him the ticket. It took three officers and an attorney to wrestle him to the floor.