A 39-year-old city man, who punished his stepson with 15 pushups after the boy violated his parents' rules, was arrested this week for disorderly conduct.
On Aug. 16 at 11:50 a.m., police were called to the home of a 13-year-old who said he was in a fight with his stepfather, Todd Kuhn, 39, of Hotchkiss Street.
The boy said he was grounded by his mom and stepdad and they discovered he had left the house, the report says, so the stepfather broke items in the boys room, threw his clothing, and grabbed and threw him several times.
Kuhn told officers the boy has a long history of violence and disrespect toward his mother, was caught with drugs and was grounded.
Kuhn, the report says, told the boy he wanted to "show him what it was like to be in prison," yelled at him and made him do 15 pushups. The mother testified Kuhn never touched the boy, the report says, who police say showed no evidence of being hit or injured.
Kuhn was charged with disorderly conduct.