Man charged after boy says he shocked him with jumper cables

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Posted: Sep 30, 2015 9:15 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with abducting a 15-year-old boy and shocking him with jumper cables to get information about a robbery.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1VmHqkP ) reports that 58-year-old Robert McDowell of Wichita was charged Tuesday with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal threat in the attack early Sunday.

It's not clear if McDowell has an attorney to comment on the charges.

Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza says the boy told officers that McDowell took him at gunpoint to a garage, tied him to a trailer hitch, then attached jumper cables to his ears and shocked him repeatedly while questioning him about a recent robbery.

Police say the man's wallet had been stolen and that he believed the teen knew who was responsible.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com