Man punches 8-year-old, steals iPad

Surveillance video shows a man punching a child in the face and then stealing his iPad.
March 13, 2014 6:53:19 PM PDT
A frightening example in Minnesota of just how far and how low some criminals will go.

Surveillance video shows an 8-year-old boy leaving day care with his aunt, when a man comes up and punches him and then runs off with his iPad.

The manager of a nearby restaurant witnessed the crime.

"You just don't hit a child, you don't hit a child," Mohammad Armeli said. "He punched a child so hard his nose, might have broken his nose and there's blood all over his face."

Mohammad Armeli ran after the man, chasing him for more than a half-mile, until he caught him.

The 32-year-old suspect is now in custody.

The boy is recovering, but the iPad was destroyed. However, his family took the shattered device and the surveillance video to a local Apple store, and were given a brand new one.

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