Milwaukee Man Accused of Beating Child Over Squirt Gun

8/9/11 – A Milwaukee man could spend up to six years in prison because he allegedly beat a young teenager who squirted him with a water gun. Joey L. Follett is charged with felony Physical Abuse of a Child for the incident in Lomira on June 10. The 30-year-old was reportedly drinking when the youngster squirted water in his ear. Follett said that was his “bad ear” then allegedly grabbed the kid by his neck, threw him on the ground bloodying his nose and then kicked him three to four times in the stomach. Follett denied the incident to investigators but reportedly texted the child’s mother a short time later and called it a “minor” confrontation and said the kid should listen more. A signature bond was set at $1000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.