A Tacoma father was arrested Wednesday night after assaulting his 17-year-old son with an electrical power cord because the teenager came home late.
Officers were called to their home in the 3600 block of S. Park Avenue about 9:20 p.m.
Police said the father was angry that his son had been coming home late and decided to punish him by repeatedly hitting him with the cord and punching him in the face. The son eventually wrestled the power cord away and choked his father with it until the man passed out. The son then called 911.
The teenager suffered multiple welts, slash marks and cuts above his eye.
Officers arrested the father on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence. The man has a criminal record and is on inactive supervision for the Department of Corrections.