Father jailed for beating 3 kids after they wouldn't say who farted in his car

Austin Davis 
By: Anika Rao 

A man viciously beat his own children for passing gas in his car, causing it to smell bad.

The children are six, nine and twelve years old.

Austin Davis, 32, became angry and beat his three children with a belt after none of them would own up to who had passed gas in the car.

Police were called to a home near DeLand, Florida. A woman at the home told police that one of the children told her that they were beaten because they would not tell Davis who passed gas in the car.

The woman showed deputies photos of multiple bruises on the children's legs, thighs and behinds. The pictures showed a 6-year-old child with several bruises on the behind, legs and thighs, and the 12-year-old child had bruises on the legs and thighs.

The 9-year-old child refused to have pictures taken of the injuries for fear of retaliation if Davis found out that they reported the incident, according to reports.

Davis was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse.