Crazy dad carves pentagram into 6-year-old son's back in honor of 12/12/12

It looks yesterday's once-in-a-century date (12/12/12) made some people go more than a little crazy. One North Texas father was so determined to honor the "holy day" that he carved a large pentagram into his six-year-old son's back! What a lunatic!


The 39-year-old dad, Brent Troy Bartel, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he used a box cutter to attack his child. Bartel turned himself in shortly after midnight, calling 911 and telling them, "I shed some innocent blood. I inscribed a pentagram on my son." When asked why, Bartel reportedly responded, "Because it's a holy day."

The boy's mother also called the authorities from a neighbor's house to alert them that her husband was armed with a weapon and was harming her son. How terrifying! What kind of father is capable of torturing his son like that? And all just because it was some random date that--besides being interesting--doesn't even really have a significant meaning!

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Authorities arrived to find the boy, standing in the cold front yard with only his pajama pants and a large pentagram carved into his bare back. Apparently, Bartel had also smeared some of his son's blood on the front door! Oh my god! What the hell is the matter with this guy? It's like something out of a horror movie.

Thankfully, the child was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, Bartell is jailed with a bond of $500,000.

Can you imagine being attacked out of nowhere like that by your own dad?! And what about the mom? My guess is she probably tried to interfere but was too threatened by her obviously psychotic husband! Whatever the case, I just hope that poor little boy recovers from this and doesn't remain traumatized for the rest of his life!

Image vis Richland Hills Police Dept.

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