Police investigate man who poured boiling water on boy, 3, for urinating on floor

By Mirror | Thursday, Oct 3rd 2019 at 15:18
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A man accused of pouring boiling water on a toddler because he accidentally urinated on the floor is being investigated by police.

Terry May, 47, allegedly took water from the stove and poured it on the boy after he had an accident.

Daycare teachers noticed a burn on the three-year-old boy's back and contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families.

The boy's mother told the daycare team he got the burn from being "pulled across the top of a trampoline" and asked them not to tell the authorities.

They then contacted the police who interviewed the little boy who simply said: "Terry burned me" but was too scared to say any more. 

The boy told investigators that May, who watched him from time to time, took water from the stove and poured it on him after his accident, reports the Daytona Beach-News Journal.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said: "The word ‘bully' gets thrown around a lot, but to me there is no bigger bully than the kind of coward who picks on 3-year-olds. Stay tuned for more on this case."

It comes after May, from Volusia County, Florida, was last year accused of putting a three-year-old girl in an oven.

Sheriff Chitwood said he had been accused of beating her with a belt and burning her in an oven.

Police noticed the girl had several injuries including a burn injury on her ear, bruising and swelling on her head, a 6-inch scar on her back, and lacerations on her hands, feet and legs.

“Unfortunately it was her word against Terry’s, and prosecutors weren’t able to make the case. The charge was dropped,” he wrote on Twitter .

May has not been arrested or charged in connection with the current case but deputies say they are investigating.

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