Man shoves live octopus down throat of 2-year-old boy while babysitting the child

Matthew Gallagher 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly putting an octopus into the mouth of his girlfriend's son, police in Kansas said.

Wichita police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Matthew Gallagher, after being accused of injuring his girlfriend's 2-year-old son with a live octopus.

Gallagher was charged with one count of child abuse. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail, and has since been released on bail.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday night, in the couple’s home located in the 4900 block of East Waterman.

When the child’s mother came home, she found her boyfriend performing CPR on the child who was not breathing.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, transported the child to a nearby hospital. Doctors found an octopus in the child's throat.

Doctors also found wounds on the child’s face.