Todd Marcum: Salem, Oregon Father of the Year uses Dog Collar to Shock Children … IDIOT ALERT


News from the shallow end of the gene pool:

Don’t bet on Oregon dad, Todd Marcum, to be winning the father of the year award any time soon. The 41 year old idiot has been arrested on charges he used a dog shock collar on his children. The Salem, Oregon dad admitted to shocking his children not as punishment, but just for laughs. Yet another example of you need a license to hunt and fish, but not have children. Let’s hope the Oregon Department of Human Services does there job and never allows these children back with this poor excuse of a human being.

Todd Marcum

Todd Marcum, Idiot of the Day

He said the father acknowledged putting the electronic dog collar on his four children and shocking all of them at least once.

According to Okada, the father didn’t do it as a punishment. Rather, he thought it was funny.

The children, all younger than 10, are in the custody of their mother.

Father uses dog collar to shock kids; The Salem man faces four charges of mistreatment

The four children, ages 3, 6, 8 and 9, had been shocked while wearing the collar at least once, according to a statement from their father, Okada said.

Marcum told police that he would chase the 3-year-old boy around with the collar, making him cry at the thought of being shocked. Okada said that because of the boy’s behavior, it is likely that the children were shocked more than once.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Todd Marcum: Salem, Oregon Father of the Year uses Dog Collar to Shock Children … IDIOT ALERT”

    1. Carpe on May 6th, 2009 10:19 pm

      This rancid sack of meat should be beaten about the face and neck with a pillowcase full of potatoes.

      Trial? Eh, I got your trial right here, Mr. McNibbs. Phoey!

      Child abuse realllllllly chaps my nuggets.

      Many things bother me. However, child and pet abuse sends me right off the friggin’ deep end.

    2. ANewGirl on May 6th, 2009 11:11 pm

      For real, I thought Red was going a little light on this waste of human flesh by just labeling Todd Marcum only “Idiot of the Day”. The thing that got my goat in this story is that Marcum was doing this for “laughs”. Laughs or punishment, either way…completely egregious at best!

      Like you said, Carpe- lots of other adjectives also come to mind with this one but not sure if Klaas would allow us to post them here. ;)

    3. Dolf on May 7th, 2009 1:37 am

      100% Carpe

    4. terryd270 on May 7th, 2009 6:49 am

      Umm, I think he should have a extra large dog collar put around him and shock him.

    5. HOPE on May 7th, 2009 3:20 pm

      Another example of under-charging when it comes to crimes committed upon children by a parent. Mistreatment? What the helk is that? What ever happened to Assault or Wreckless Endangerment?

      As always, the children suffer. And no doubt, these children will suffer the trauma inflicted upon them for the rest of their lives.

    6. vhj on May 7th, 2009 8:41 pm

      send this man straight to aruba,he’s got what it takes to be part of aruba’s elite population.

    7. HOPE on May 7th, 2009 11:12 pm

      Question is:

      Where’s the mother and what was she doing about it?

      Mistreatment is like something you would do to a dog.

      What the helk is going on in Oregon to allow such cruelty…

      with a slap on the hand?

      My father used to say they never do anything to abusers, until they kill someone. We were talking about Wesley Dodd at the time.

      Lock him up!

    8. Xank on May 11th, 2009 6:09 pm


    9. Adam Marcum on June 5th, 2012 10:05 pm

      Lets see here, this is all crap, i should know, im his son.why are you calling him all of these things? he plead guilty so he could get out fast so he could see us faster, what do you call that? All of this crap is pissing me off so knock it off, none of you know the real story, any questions?

    10. Aubrey marcum on October 14th, 2012 11:00 am

      You know todd marcums my dad and I’m 12 now and they make it sound a lot worse than it was. We thought it was funny too it didn’t even hurt and he wouldn’t chase spencer around. The media always trys to make people look bad. Bbtw my dad lost a lot of weight and we can see him now.

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