Wen Yuan, 47, chained up his son Chuang, 24, for constantly stealing
They had been paying off the people in the neighbourhood after his crimes
Father decided they could no longer afford to keep paying them
They decided to chain him to a concrete block in his bedroom
Chuang’s father said it was the only way he would learn his lesson
Chinese parents have admitted to putting their son in chains and refusing to let him go as a punishment for constant stealing.
Father Wen Yuan, 47, chained up his son, Chuang, 24, because he believed his thieving habits had brought shame on the family.
As a result he tied his son to his bedroom in their house in Xibianban village in south China’s Jiangxi province, for fear that if he didn’t stop his son from stealing, he would soon end up in jail.
Chinese parents have admitted putting their son in chains and are refusing to let him go until he agrees to stop stealing +6
Chuang Wen Yuan with his neck in chains in an attempt to get him to stop stealing +6
Chuang Wen Yuan (pictured) with his neck in chains in an attempt by his parents to get him to stop stealing
Chuang was chained by the neck to a heavy concrete block, which he placed in the boy’s bedroom so that he couldn’t do anything but move around the room and sit in his bed.
Wen Yuan said: ‘It isn’t exactly a large community here, when something is stolen everybody knows who’s to blame.
‘I always had to compensate my neighbours and apologise for what he had stolen if I couldn’t return it and I just got fed up with it.
‘I can’t keep paying compensation all the time because I just can’t afford it and eventually someone was can call the police and he would have been locked up.
‘I don’t think once you been jailed would be any chance of correcting him and so we have kept him at home and chained him up to remind him exactly what a wonderful thing is to have freedom.’
He said that every time the youngster had stolen something he had given him repeating warnings.
But he explained that nothing had helped over the years.
So Chuang’s parents felt they only had one option: a prolonged stay in chains.
Wen Yuan added: ‘I don’t know how long they will people like that, we need to be convinced he’s learned his lesson and is prepared to become a proper part of the community.’