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Father drags son after car to discipline him

A house painter from Larissa, central Greece, was arrested on Saturday after tying his 14-year-old son to the back of his car and dragging him along the road in order to discipline him. Police said they arrested the man, a foreign national who was not named, after neighbors alerted them to the incident, which is said to have taken place after the suspect had been drinking heavily. According to officers, the painter looped a piece of rope around his son’s shoulders and then tied him to his car. The father drove off, forcing his son to run behind the vehicle. But when the teenager fell, his father continued driving, dragging the boy for dozens of meters along the road. Police said that during questioning, the boy’s father insisted that he had done nothing wrong and had only been trying to teach his son a lesson.