News Journal A man unhappy that his 10-month old son would not go to sleep, placed the child face down on a couch and sat on the baby’s head, DeLand police investigators said Monday. Jonathan Savas, 24, who was staying at the home of Irene Hossain at the Sha-De-Land mobile home park in DeLand, was charged with child abuse, an arrest report shows. Savas is being held at the Volusia County branch jail on $50,000 bail. According to police, Savas, who is currently homeless, showed up at Hossain’s West Carroll Avenue home late Thursday, with the baby that did not have any clothes on. The baby would not go to sleep so Savas placed the child on the couch about 12:30 a.m. Friday and sat on the child’s head and was holding him down, police said. Hossain intervened and told Savas to stop. Savas replied “it’s my baby I can do whatever I want,” while the child screamed throughout the incident, the arrest report states. But he stopped and the child was unhurt. Hossain said she did not call police immediately because she was afraid of what Savas might do to her. When police later found Savas he told officers he disciplined the baby but would not go into detail, DeLand police said. Savas later admitted that because the baby would not go to sleep, he put the child face down on the couch and placed his leg on top of the baby to hold him down in attempt to make the child go to sleep, police said. Savas said the child began to struggle and cry hysterically because he did not want to go to sleep, the report shows. A hypodermic needle, baggies and a pill container were found in Savas’ backpack, police said.
Jonathan Savas must have been reading “Parenting” magazine or “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” because he pulled the oldest parenting trick in the book in this situation. If your baby is crying and will not go to sleep, you sit on its head and smother the baby until it stops crying, it’s parenting 101. If that doesn’t work try a sleeper hold, a guillotine choke, or just hold it underwater. Who taught Jonathan Savas how to raise a child, fellow Floridian Casey Anthony? How about how the father was homeless with a ton of drug paraphernalia. And the poor baby was naked? Maybe hold off on getting your fix for a minute so you can buy the kid a diaper. Can we start a “Fund Anything” to get this baby raised in a foster home in Wisconsin? I’ll buy the kid a plane ticket, just get the child out of Florida, it’s suffered enough.
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