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Parents chain 24-year-old son to his bed as punishment for his continuous stealing

By Mason White 2:10 PM April 3, 2014
Chuang Yuan in his bed 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A couple was fed up with their 24-year-old son’s constant stealing and decided to teach him a lesson.

The man, who still lives at home with his parents, has a habit of stealing from neighbors in their small community.

Chuang Yuan’s parents said that when their son steals from their neighbors they have to apologize and reimburse them for the stolen items in order for the victims not to call the police.

The family lives in the small community located in the Jiangxi province, southern China, and his actions are very embarrassing to his family.

The father, Wen Yuan, 47, admitted that he chained his son to his bed and refused to let him go outside as punishment for his habit of stealing.

Chuang Yuan had a chain tied around his neck, which was connected to a heavy concrete. The chain was long enough so he could walk around in his room but he couldn’t go outside.

His parents claim that this punishment was done out of love, as they feared that his stealing will one day land him in jail. They want their son to learn to appreciate freedom before he gets jailed.