Carroll Park Incident: Grown Man Kicks Five-Year-Old Boy
I am just writing about a disturbing incident that happened to my five-year-old son in Carroll Park on Thursday afternoon. At approx 4pm he ran into the big kids' playground w/ a friend while my sitter was chatting just outside that area. A few minutes later she heard him crying and ran in there looking for him. When she found him, another boy's father was next to him loudly demanding to know who his parents were. As my sitter crouched down to see what the problem was, my son started saying that this man kicked him and when she caught wind of that and stood up to address the man she found he had taken his son and left the park. From what we can gather, through my son's account (he has a bruise on his leg) and that of another sitter who caught the tail end of the incident, my son had grabbed this guy's son and the man was so incensed that he marched over, kicked my son in the shin and started nastily berating him. Now, clearly my son shouldn't be grabbing other kids, but I don't think there's any excuse for a grown man to kick a child.No, there is no excuse whatsoever for a grown man to kick a child. The mother is trying to find witnesses to the incident in the hope of finding the man who kicked her child.
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