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POLICE: Louisville man forced son to take sleeping pill

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Brian Mann (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Brian Mann (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville father is facing felony charges after police say he forced his son to take a sleeping pill.

It happened Thursday night at a home on Arbor Meadow Way, near Beulah Church Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Police say 35-year-old Brian Mann forced his son to take an unknown sleeping pill shortly after 6 p.m., telling him, "it will make you feel happy."

A family member witnessed the incident, according to police.

Police say Mann "actually tried to make his daughter take a pill as well, but she refused."

Instead of making the son feel "happy," police say the pill gave the boy shortness of breath. He was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital as a result, and Child Protective Services was notified.

When police found Mann, he was allegedly "very intoxicated on an unknown substance" and laying on the landing of his basement stairs. Police say he could not get up without their assistance.

Mann was eventually arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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