An Ohio man is facing charges after putting his 13-year-old daughter in a dog cage and binding her hands and feet with duct tape, authorities said.
After the girl escaped the cage the first time on Jan. 10, authorities told WLWT-TV that James Tapke put her back in and told her he would electrocute her if she escaped again. He then allegedly put an electrical jump pack in front of the cage.
Tapke was busted when concerned parents called police after his 12-year-old son posted photos of his sister in the cage on Facebook.
In a court hearing on Friday, Tapke’s lawyer argued that the alarming incident was all just a joke.