A nine-year-old Miami boy who said his stepfather beat him constantly, finally called the emergency number 911 to plead for help, police said Friday.
Police rushed to the house and later arrested the man on a charge of aggravated child abuse.The boy called Miami police Tuesday when his stepfather left the house after allegedly giving him another beating.
"He picked me up and threw me on the floor really hard," the child told a 911 dispatcher. "I don't know where he is right now but when he comes home he says he's going to do something else to me and I'm very scared."
He gave his name and address then asked: "Can you help me . . . how long is it going to take you guys to come?"
The boy's mother has also been arrested on charges of child neglect. Relatives are looking after the boy and his younger brother.