HUDSON, Fla. -- A 36-year-old man is charged with child abuse for allegedly shooting an airsoft gun at a child for misbehavior.

Mark Cox of Hudson, Florida, pointed the gun at the boy and pulled the trigger; the ammunition caused marks on his neck, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office news release.

The injuries were not serious, however, police were told Cox shot the boy because he would not sit down after being told to do so.

Cox was arrested and charged amid the investigation.

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