Police: Man Beat Boy, 5, for ‘Hugging Dog Too Hard’

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP -- A man from Carbon County is accused of abusing a 5-year-old boy.

Police said Daniel Stahler of Lehighton became irritated with the child after he hugged a dog too hard Thursday.

Officials said Stahler hit the boy, threw him into a wall, and slammed his head in a door.

According to officers, the child has a fractured eye socket, bruises, and had hair ripped out.

State police arrested Stahler after a traffic stop around midnight Sunday.

Stahler is facing assault and harassment charges and is locked up in the Carbon County prison.



    Hey ***SUGAR RAY*** Stahler you’re a Toe Headed Carrot Topped P-U-S-S in my opinion !
    Someone in the Jail house gonna float like a butterfly and sting you way way worse than a bee in more than one place if you know what we mean !
    Again in my opinion ; )


    Wow we got some real tough guys in our WNEP area ! This guy takes the cake !

    Now we got this BOXING CHAMPION punching 5 year old boys and breaking their eye socket, what is this POS ? Sugar Ray Stahler ? I dare you to try to break the eye socket of some of your cellmates your gonna be with soon ! I bet they will break yers when they hear what a coward you are SUGAR RAY STAHLER !

    What winners we got here in NEPA

  • me2

    He looks like he has an IQ of 20. Someone should hit him hard, throw him against a wall and slam his head against the wall, Then throw him in jail!

  • FRK

    Prison will be a fine place for him. As soon as word gets around of what he did he will get a taste of his own medicine. Mr. Stahler’s days are numbered. No appeals no deals no bargains. MAX in prison.

  • Me

    He attacks a defenseless 5 yr old for fear of having someone hit him back.

    Piece of garbage. I DARE you to try that to me !! Instead of against a wall, I’ll put your worthless @ss through it !!
    Real tough guy aren’t ya ….

  • John Tolerico

    Yo, fn carrot top, ur a coward son, lemmie guess the dog was a “pit”, figures, B^;:H, ull get found quick, cause ur a PUNK, and ull CONTINUE to be a punk in jail.Ur a DISCRACE to humanity! I mean, look at you, PUNK .

  • Chuck McDonald

    Hopefully someone hugs this goofball a little too hard when he gets to prison…I’d be willing to help get it arranged somehow.

  • Mac daddy

    He’s kind of uncoordinated so if he trips and falls when taken in to custody, we’ll all understand.

  • Laura Puzzetti

    I think someone bigger then this guy should do to him just what he did to this poor little boy then give him just some more for all of us and throw him jail for a long time

    • Archer

      ..and for the loser who is putting the thumbs down on these comments, you should get the same. the cops are still looking for this idiot, for all we know it could be the idiot himself! LOSER!

  • Sissy

    After hearing this, I’m sure the whole neighborhood is on the lookout for Mr. Stahler, not just the police!

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