Pepper-sprayed teen speaks out

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A teenager pepper-sprayed by a mad parent is speaking out.

Haven Poynor, 13, was hanging out at the playground in the Enfield Apartments in Colorado Springs on Sunday afternoon when another boy, he didn't know, said something to Haven.

"We walked by and under his breath he called me a f-- and we were like what!?  So we pushed him," Poynor said.

The boy left and so did Poyner and his friends.

About a block away, Poyner said a gold car pulled up and a man and a woman got out screaming obscenities about punching and kicking their son.

The man sprayed Poyner with a chemical irritant, possibly pepper spray, police said.

"I opened my eyes and screamed sorry and then he did it again where I couldn't even open my eyes," Poynor said.

Medical responders were dispatched to treat the injuries, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

"He could have blinded him, it’s terrifying!" said Sheila Townley, Haven’s mother.

The driver was described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, between 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall with a very heavy build and a shaved head. The vehicle was described as a gold colored Toyota or Honda.

If you have any information about the vehicle or the parents involved, please contact Colorado Springs police.

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