VIDEO: Dad who punched his toddler son in the face due in court
A man who was caught on camera viciously striking his toddler son is to appear in court in California today charged with child endangerment.
23-year-old Justin Whittington can be seen chasing the boy through a shop before he hits the child in the face.
The toddler, who is knocked to the ground by the force of his father’s attack, starts sobbing and tries to hold his head before he is pulled up by his father and shouted at.
The traumatised child then runs over a pregnant woman, believed to be his mother Crystal, and is removed from the shop.
On a joint Facebook page, Crystal and Justin posted a message last night which read: "My name has been dragged through the mud more than once and every time I pick it up and wash it off!"
After the clip was posted online the police tracked Whittington down and arrested him on Friday morning.
He is due before a court today
Police said medics examined the boy but he didn’t require hospital treatment.