- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has been accused of using a stun gun on a 14-year-old boy after thinking the child had stolen a bicycle.

Michael Yeager, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony counts of assault, robbery and aggravated stalking of someone under 16.

The Bennington Banner reports (https://bit.ly/2gXCgK7) a police affidavit says a teen told police Sunday he was riding his bike when a man in a van followed him. The boy said the man told him the bike was stolen, shocked him in the arm with a stun gun, then took the bike.

The boy’s father said the bike was bought three months ago and showed police a receipt.

Yeager later turned the bike in to police, apologized and offered the boy $60.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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