Black father arrested for tough love lesson when son didn’t do homework

Darryl Ingram (Photo Credit: Goodyear, AZ Police Department)
Darryl Ingram (Photo credit: Goodyear, Arizona, Police Department)

A father was arrested in Goodyear, Arizona, because of the way he disciplined his son. Darryl Ingram, 49 is a U.S. Army veteran and his 11-year-old son was not completing his homework, so he needed a way to get through to stress how important study was to success.

But the method he chose was criminal, Ingram used a stun gun on the boy, leaving marks on his skin. Teachers at the boy’s school noticed the marks and informed police. According to a police report, “numerous scattered spot-like abrasions” on the child’s right shoulder.” In addition, the victim reported to police that his father uses a Taser on him when he doesn’t do his homework.


When police first questioned Ingram he denied he had a stun gun and it was just a phone app. However, family members confirmed he did have one and a search of his residence located the stun gun. Ingram was arrested and charged with child abuse. He bonded out of jail and told local media outlet ABC15, “I was telling him this is a toy compared to what police use. If your behavior and the way you’re doing things continues on, somewhere down the line, this is something that is going to be used on you. You have to be obedient.”

Ingram, who walks with a cane, is also accused of beating his son with the cane. According to a police report, the victim stated that his father gave him a choice of 40 whacks with the cane or a hit from the stun gun, the 11-year-old chose the stun gun. School officials have called the Department of Children Services about the victim being spanked before, but those investigations were dismissed. For his part, Ingram seems unrepentant about the stun gun discipline and stated to the media “I just kind of showed him against myself.It basically is like a pinch. It doesn’t deliver much voltage or anything. It does kinda like pinch the skin.”


Ingram seems unrepentant about the stun gun discipline and stated to the media, “… It basically is like a pinch. It doesn’t deliver much voltage or anything. It does kinda like pinch the skin.”

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