Friday, November 27, 2009

Dad with "abusive past" arrested for hitting, kicking 11-year-old son on Thanksgiving (Upland, California)

Dad CHARLIE HUPP, who is said to have an "abusive past," has been arrested for hitting and kicking his 11-year-old son on Thanksgiving afternoon. The boy, a 9-year-old boy, and a 6-year-old girl were removed from the residence by Child Protective Services (CPS).

Upland father suspected of abusing 11-year-old son on Thanksgiving
Lori Consalvo, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/27/2009 12:02:09 PM PST

A father with an abusive past allegedly hit and kicked his son and forced him to drink an energy drink Thanksgiving afternoon.

Charlie Hupp, 51, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. His bail was set at $100,000, according to an Upland police report.

About 4:35 p.m. Thursday, Upland police were called to a residence near 17th Street and Mountain Avenue after they got an anonymous call about a man who was yelling at his 11-year-old son.

When police officers arrived, they found the boy in the front yard crying.

Police investigated and found out the boy had been hit and kicked and forced to drink a Monster Energy drink when he said he was tired, according to the news release. They also learned abuse like this had happened several times before.

County of San Bernardino Child Protective Services took the 11-year-old boy, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl out of the residence for safety, according to the news release. A number of guns were also confiscated.