man punches toddler

A convenience store surveillance video captured a case of child abuse that resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

The video shows a toddler running through the aisle of Vest Market in downtown Bakersfield.

A man pursued the boy down the aisle as the boy held his arms out in a defensive gesture. The man is then seen punching the child in the face. The force of the blow sent the child sprawling on the floor.

The man picked the boy up by his arm and pushed him toward a heavily pregnant woman who took the child's hand and walked out of the store with him.

The shocking video caught the attention of the police when it was uploaded to Facebook on Thursday.

Police arrested 23-year-old Justin Whittington and charged him with child endangerment. He is being held in the Kern County jail. The pregnant woman is the boy's mother.

It is unknown if the mother was also arrested.

Any man (and I use the term loosely) who raises his fist to punch a child in the face in public should have his parental rights terminated permanently. There is no excuse for assaulting your own child under the guise of punishment.

Hopefully the boy is now in state custody and the state will also take custody of the baby when it is born.

Click the image below to watch the disturbing video on another site.

man punches toddler

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Did this bytch just pick the child up and stroll her dumb azz out :wtf: Chile

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :no: :(

    • free

      DAMN! i know the pool lil boy gets it at home to. hopefully, this video has saved a life or two (the unborn child).

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Dude would have been a cut up sliced to white meat fawka hitting my child like that .... and this bytch just strolls out ..... like lah lah lah :nono: and got the nerve to be birthing another FOH !

    • Ootoodles

      Baby was running for his life. It looked as though he knew it was coming and trying to get away. Somebody should :box: his behind.

      Then he has the nerve to take a stance like he just bodied another dude "like you want some mo'."

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      From what I gather he was just a dude in the store no???? Ain't no way :nono: chile :phew:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      So he the dady :wtf: hell no :nono:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      Well....

      Ion think dude punched him.. he smack the hail outta him tho :no: .. Kid probably won't think it's funny to run his lil tail around and away from his deddy again, I'll tell you that much

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      i aint watching :no:

    • whitty hutton

      oh, yall best belee he whoopin up on her ass too. that's why she didn't do shyt. prolly was thinkin better him (the child) than me. stupid bytch! :cuss:

      and this is why I say just cuz you can push a baby outta your ass don't make you a parent! sorry piece of shyt! :mad:

    • bama_n_jersey

      He probably beat her too...that's probably why she ain't make no fuss. If he hits a child like that (I didn't watch the video...cause I refuse)..but if he hit him like that I am sure he laying them paws on her.

    • WhoDat

      Any man (and I use the term loosely) who raises his fist to punch a child in the face in public should have his parental rights terminated permanently. There is no excuse for assaulting your own child under the guise of punishment.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      +1

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Watch she bail him out. I'm all for a quick sparking, but come on.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/K3Renee Keys

      Wtf....she just walked out all casual. I would've been flipping the hell out!

    • whitty hutton

      :stop: lemme watch the video cuz missyj got a "pregnant pause" bout this shyt...

      I'm going off the still pics and the writeup.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      It's never OK to straight sock a child in the face. Never. :no:

      HOWEVER, I have had a few times that I had to think real quick and walk away for a few minutes. I am to slight to be fighting for my virginity in the big house.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      I cant even watch somrthing like this but Im glad for the exposure it brings. The revolution IS televised.

      I hope that baby got a ornery meemaw that sit around all day smoking Camels just waiting for somebody to try her :pray: or a uncle that aint scared of jail or hell a cousin like Dubb got thats gone whoop him ON SIGHT!

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Police arrested 23-year-old Justin Whittington and charged him with child endangerment. He is being held in the Kern County jail.
      _______________________________

      you down to gel throwin punches Justin? :ha: ol' bish :rolleyes:

    • bama_n_jersey

      There is a difference between giving a child discipline and abusing...from how this reads, it sounds like abuse. This is never okay.

    • iWasteTime

      They both get beat and she pregnant :no:
      Hope she get away while he locked away !

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Any man (and I use the term loosely) who raises his fist to punch a child in the face in public should have his parental rights terminated permanently. There is no excuse for assaulting your own child under the guise of punishment.
      ___________________________

      What if he does it in private??? :lol: I'm just joking.

      On the real, he prolly beats her dumb azz, too. Somebody needs to whoop his azz for hitting that baby like that, ole bich azz. Can't imagine how he hits that baby in private :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :no: :tea:

    • whitty hutton

      :hailnaw: he knocked that baby clean off his feet! wtf is wrong with folks?? if you don't want kids, don't have 'em...damn!

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      A man pursued the boy down the aisle as the boy held his arms out in a defensive gesture.
      ________________
      The fact that he (the baby) put his guards up says he is being tagged on a regular basis and his mom needs her azz kicked too for letting it happen :facepalm: Plus she has the audacity to be preggo again :chase:

    • whitty hutton

      I am to slight to be fighting for my virginity in the big house.
      -----------------
      lurk, didn't a lotta folks ask you to exit quietly?? :lol:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Prolly her new boyfren. I had a dude try to pit me against my son when he was little. :nono: he didnt get far at all with that.

    • whitty hutton

      timewaster, I hatecho gravi!! :lol:

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I bet you his bish azz won't swing on no dude like that tho. SMH. I hope he gets a royal azz whooping while his azz is locked up.

    • iWasteTime

      didn’t a lotta folks ask you to exit quietly?? :lol:
      -------------
      :lol:

    • WhoDat

      I bet you his bish azz won’t swing on no dude like that tho. SMH. I hope he gets a royal azz whooping while his azz is locked up.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Man me too. Asswipe

    • iWasteTime

      :hug: Whitty!

      That was my #Mood earlier

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      lemme watch the video cuz missyj got a “pregnant pause” bout this shyt…

      I’m going off the still pics and the writeup.

      ==================

      :lol:

      I didn't say it was OK now. But I'm also not a torch and pitchfork off a 22 sec clip of someone's life... He needs parenting classes for sure. I've seen similar "discipline" and it be generational. Folks learn from their parents, especially with boys. Punching them will make them tough, come at them like a man etc

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      whitty hutton says:

      I am to slight to be fighting for my virginity in the big house.
      —————–
      lurk, didn’t a lotta folks ask you to exit quietly??
      ___________
      church finger up quietly :rofl:

    • WhoDat

      I am to slight to be fighting for my virginity in the big house.
      ^^^^^^^^^^
      Your azz virginity? I am done with you sir.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      and this:

      Three gun-toting robbers beat up Bronx man, 65, and break his nose; one suspect arrested

      A terrifying video shows the moment a trio of gun-wielding attackers set upon an unsuspecting 65-year-old Bronx man and left him with a broken nose.

      The robbers made off with only a bag of groceries after the victim fought off his assailants in the lobby of an apartment building on E. 167 St. in Tremont on March 30, police said.

      Jose Virola, 22, was identified by cops as one of the three men who attacked and attempted to rob the man after he was arrested Wednesday.

      Video surveillance of the attack shows the three men walking through the front door of the building and past their soon-to-be victim.

      In the disturbing clip, the man hesitates in the entranceway as the trio double-back and surround him before he can enter the lobby.

      :crying1:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Oh .. Oh .... Naw ... See even if I didn't leave dude or try to fight him if my people had seen this :no: Someone pleas call 911... Cause they bout to beat the brakes off me and murk him. And the ring leader would be my mama. She wouldn't even care who it was.. How big he was .. She knuckling up and shooting. :tea:

    • whitty hutton

      I didn’t say it was OK now. But I’m also not a torch and pitchfork off a 22 sec clip of someone’s life… He needs parenting classes for sure. I’ve seen similar “discipline” and it be generational. Folks learn from their parents, especially with boys. Punching them will make them tough, come at them like a man etc
      -------------------
      sadly, this is so true.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Steve Wilko will ask "now which door do you want to go out of? left if you going back to him, right if you done with the :bsflag: " :waiting:

      she gees to the left :facepalm:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Dub you got mail suga ..... I'm out ... everyone have a wonderful weekend ... Nightcrew ... I will see ya'll this evening 8:00 sharp :rules: management !

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      Yall have a good weekend!

      Going home to listen to Lurk9 tell me how my lil brother irked her nerves (her words) all week.

      :peace:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      wonderful weekend … Nightcrew … I will see ya’ll this evening 8:00 sharp :rules: management !
      ------------
      They got a clique :gossip:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :nite:

    • bama_n_jersey

      Good night @Jenie...I don't know if I can make it tonight :bite: I may be holding em high and spreading them....wait....Aunt Flo still in town..I might can sneak in :kona:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Looks like folks logging off and what not. I am going to leave too and act like I ain't just laying on this couch watching ID channel :nite:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      Brought this upstairs:

      I cant go to damn jail in my CHURCH clothes.

      ==============

      Chile that's the best time to go. Mug shot on FLEEK 10,000%

    • bama_n_jersey

      Goodnight errbody..Y'all have a good and safe weekend. :nite:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      I'm sure the lil boy gets abused like that all the time! I can shake the chit outta the mom who was so unbothered by the whole thing! I wish a ninja would hit my child or punch him in the face, chile bye! Some people do not need kids! :tea:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Fleek 10,000%

      I cant stand you! :rofl: iono why ppl even bother writing in just to get clowned :haha:

    • bama_n_jersey

      *Runs back in*

      Those of you with Amazon Prime, I just saw this lil gift in my email:

      "As a Prime Member, you now get unlimited access to Prime Stations -- an ad-free, internet radio service you can enjoy at no additional cost to your Prime membership.

      With Prime Stations, you can find a genre or artist you like and hit play to hear a continuous stream of music that you can pause, replay, or skip as many times as you'd like. As you listen and give songs a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, each station will adapt to your music tastes."

      Alright :nite: again

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      This wasn't the first time this happened. This wasn't the 10th time this has happened. This little boy was running through the aisles trying to get away because this is a systematic process to which he's grown accustomed.

      Anyone who knows me knows that I love the kids. Trying as they can be at times, there is NEVER a time to hit a child with THAT much resolve. Especially a child that age.

      Joey is 19 and I wouldn't hit him with that much force - hell, I don't hit him at all (as often as I'd LIKE to two-piece the $hit out of him). I couldn't imagine hitting a child in the face at all, much less with that much force. I might swat you on your hand, or on your legs, or on your little a$$ to redirect you, but that blow should be reserved for the Mayweather fight.

      I'd like to take him outside and give him something to release that anger. I don't like abuse. I want to fight him - HARD.

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I'm not a proponent of throwing a life away based upon a single act - depending upon what that act is.

      "Parenting classes" are for people who haven't figured it out. JAIL is for people who hit a hit FULL FORCE. A child who's barely learned to walk and talk.

      You don't need a class to teach you that you don't hit a child in the face that hard - you need a MF named Bubba in jail to teach you by loosening your a$$ up with St. Ives lotion and having you wearing your prison uniform shirt in a knot while you grease his scalp with bacon grease.

      That'll learn ya.

    • MisUnderstood

      I come back to this ish? Really? Going to take kids swimming in hotel pool. Night crew clique, per Taken, see you in a few :fistbump:

    • MisUnderstood

      If I was outside when this dude walked out, Ida made him my speed bump four times. Punk ass bastid :cuss:

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      Nightcrew … I will see ya’ll this evening 8:00 sharp :rules: management !
      _________________________
      :kona: I'm clocking in 3 hours early :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      I can't/won't watch no video like this.

      :(

      I betcha this dumb ass mama gonna be right down at the jailhouse visiting/putting money on his books.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :waves: Hey Kimi and MsUnderstood

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      DTTS! :spank: whey you been?! *quick face turn* i don't care now... cause now i'm leaving :rolleyes:
      :lol: later hunny :hug:

    • MisUnderstood

      KiMi DTTS :hug:

      I logged in a minute earlier but just that quick one the kids started drowning their sibling. It's national sibling day you bad ass bastid :no:

    • MisUnderstood

      Where did errybody go?

    • zeta4lif

      :newpost:

    • Simple person

      woo CHILD! pookey and nem may need to take a ride out to Bakersfield okkkk???

    • http://www.swedishsoul.com lovebites

      maybe this child is the bad see. White kids are bad sometimes and run loose and dont listen.

    • Audacious2

      Omg! Poor little baby boo, I hope ole dude gets slapped in jail in the same manner a few times! With that million dollar bond, he won't be going anywhere no time soon.