A 25-year-old Arizona man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child abuse after allegedly burning his 5-year-old son’s hand because the boy touched his Bible.
Johnny Salazar, of Chandler, Ariz., was taking care of 5-year-old James and his 2-year-old brother — who he has joint custody of with their mother — when the incident occurred.
When Johnny Salazar’s parents returned from church on Sunday, they noticed red blistering on James’ wrist. They asked Salazar what happened and he told them he burned his son with a cigarette lighter, police said.
“The boy was touching his Bible and he thought the boy may be possessed,” Chandler Police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said.
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