When Jacob Blake’s father visited him in the hospital Wednesday, he said his paralyzed son was handcuffed to the bed.
“I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed,” his father, also named Jacob Blake, said Thursday.
“He can’t go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?”
His father, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, had another question about his son: What was he arrested for?
Blake’s 29-year-old son was shot seven times in the back by police Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is paralyzed from the waist down.
The younger Jacob Blake told his father he thought he could feel pain in his legs, but his father isn’t sure if the pain is actually coming from his legs.
The newspaper explained that the Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice all refused to respond to questions or give any information about the charges against Blake.
Blake’s father, said he hasn’t heard from the police department or the mayor, but Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers reached out.
Blake, who is responsive and able to speak to his family said that he thought he was hallucinating when he saw his father in the hospital.
“I told him, ’You thought Daddy wasn’t going to see my son?’” his father recalled. “He grabbed my hand, held it real tight and started weeping, telling me how much he loved me.”
Blake said that his son’s eyes were swollen but he “looked and sounded like” his son and he was alive.
“It was way more than fulfilling,” his father recalled. “It was a feeling I can’t describe.”