A Florida man who allegedly beat a child for not eating vomit-filled squirrel soup was arrested Saturday.
Marc Scott Smith, of Jupiter, made a breakfast of freshly-hunted squirrel soup for a young boy in December according to an affidavit obtained by WPBF. Smith's relationship to the boy, whose name has not been released, is unclear.
According to the affidavit, the boy began coughing so hard that he threw up into the soup bowl, but Smith, 50, demanded that he keep eating it.
When the child would not eat the mixture of barf and squirrel, Smith allegedly hit him with a belt. The boy then ran to the home of neighbors, who contacted law enforcement.
Deputies who spoke with the boy shortly after the incident noted that he had abrasions on his arm and wrist and a bump on his head, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Smith has been charged with child abuse and is being held on $3,000 bond, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.