Madison Stepdad Used Needle-Tipped Nerf Darts to Raise Children
MADISON, WISCONSIN — September 13, 2018
Many parents choose how to bring up their children. Everyone thinks their methods are right. For example, a man from Wisconsin during playtime with his stepchildren used needle-tipped Nerf darts.
According to the police, 33-year-old Brian Alexander was charged with cruel punishment of his stepchildren. He is being held in the Columbia County Jail.
Brian Alexander was booked into a Wisconsin jail on a $1,000 bond Monday on accusations he shot the kids with needle-tipped Nerf darts.
Authorities say the children, ranging in age from 6 to 9 years old, were allegedly shot for breaking house rules.
"He said, 'Grandma, if I have on a thin shirt, it'll go into my skin,'" the victims' grandmother said. "He says, 'If I have on shorts, it'll go into my skin.'"
At first, the man denied his guilt but court records say he ultimately admitted to firing the sharp objects at the children.
Videos found on YouTube show how easy these weapons can be fashioned out of the children's toy.
Child care service immediately found the biological father of one of the victims. The man said that he hopes to gain custody of his son.
According to a criminal complaint, one of the victims alleges his mother saw Alexander use the needle darts and did nothing.
A judge has ordered that Alexander cannot have unsupervised contact with the children.