A Waukegan, Ill., man who took a needle and thread to his sonís buttocks saved his own ass by accepting a plea deal to stay out of prison.
"Randy Swopes, 52, represented himself in court Friday to accept a plea deal that sentenced him to 24 months of probation and 250 hours of public service for the January 2008 incident, according to Assistant Stateís Attorney Danielle Pascucci.
[Swopes] teenage boy had a fistula in his butt and his father opted to sew it shut himself rather than take his son to the hospital, Pascucci said. The 14-year-old wound up in the hospital for almost a month because the wound became infected"
Man takes plea deal after sewing son