Man Indicted For Trying To Grab Infant From Stroller in AC
An Atlantic County Grand Jury has indicted an Atlantic City man who, while naked, attempted to snatch a baby from a stroller, causing injury to the infant.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Stephon Whitfield, 28, was indicted on one count of third degree Aggravated Assault and one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Here's what happened back on May 26th, according to Tyner:
Officers from the Atlantic City Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Caspian Avenue in reference to a nude male who was beating on an apartment door.
While on route, officers received further information that the same nude male had then assaulted an infant in his stroller. Whitfield was observed on scene, unclothed and yelling.
Whitfield is alleged to have forcefully grabbed a male, 9 month-old infant from his stroller in an apparent attempt to take him out. Whitfield wrestled with the mother who was protecting the infant, causing both the stroller and infant still inside to slam to the ground.
The infant sustained visible injuries to the mouth and facial area, including scratches, redness, bruising, swelling, as well as a displaced tooth that ultimately fell out as a result of this incident.