Sure, Florida Man eats the occasional face, but nothing matches the consistent insanity of the denizens of Walmart, including this infant-choking sadist in Kansas.
Overland Park police arrested a man from New Jersey after they say he walked up to a woman and her baby while they were in the checkout lane of an Overland Park Walmart and started choking the four-month-old.
Officer John Lacy says a shopper at the Walmart off 75th Street and Frontage Road saw the incident, which took place around 7:23 a.m., and tackled the man.
Police say the shopper restrained the man until police arrived. The suspect was taken into custody, and the baby is okay.
The baby’s mother, Quisha Hill, told FOX 4 that she always shops at this particular Walmart, and on Wednesday she stopped in for a few items.
“I come in to grab couple items, and as I while I was at the counter top, speaking with the lady and bagging up my groceries, this random man comes out of nowhere and yanks the car seat out of the cart, has my baby, and he’s like I’m taking the baby, I’m stealing her. I’m taking her. Call 911. Call 911,” Hill said.
Hill says the man then began choking her child, and she began screaming for help.
Yeah, I can imagine she would.
The perpetrator of this attack was tackled by another shopper and held by him and a dogpile of Walmart employees and security until police arrived. The child was fortunately not seriously harmed thanks to their intervention.
The suspect, who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is very fortunate that a gun owner was not nearby to defend the child. Attempted kidnapping and felonious assault on a child both justify the immediate use of deadly force.