The Ottumwa Courier

November 7, 2013

Iowa man gets probation in shock collar case


Ottumwa Courier

---- — KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A 35-year-old Iowa man who had placed a shock collar on his son has been sentenced.

Des Moines station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/HIruG1) Daniel Hardwick, of Knoxville, was given a two-year suspended sentence and two years of probation. He was fined $625. The charge was child endangerment, no injury.

A court affidavit says Hardwick put the collar on his 12-year-old son and shocked him as motivation to do chores. Hardwick also was accused of putting the child in a high chair by a street curb with a sign that said, "I refused to eat my big boy food, please feed me — I'm hungry."

Hardwick told the station in July that he understood he made a mistake putting the collar on his son, but he had no intention of shocking him.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com