Man Arrested For Throwing Toddler Into Oncoming Traffic [Video]
An Oakland, California man was arrested Saturday after an off-duty officer spotted him violently shaking his 2-year-ol d daughter before throwing her into oncoming traffic.
Police say John Taylor Jr. was yelling in the street around 5:40 p.m. when he suddenly picked up his daughter, shook her and threw her in the path of a car.
The girl was run over by the vehicle and suffered burns from the engine but escaped major injury.
Police then say the man fled the scene but was subdued by other motorists who confronted him about the incident.
When the off-duty officer went to arrest him, Taylor reportedly became combative and had to be tased before he could be taken into custody.
He was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and child endangerment.