MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale police have arrested a man accused of punching an infant with a closed fist.READ MORE: CIA: 'Havana Syndrome' Cases Not Caused By Russia; Agency Criticized By Those Reporting 'Attacks'
Authorities said it happened Saturday at the defendant’s home in the 1400 block of Northwest 4th Street.
Police responded to address above regarding a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, the child’s mother said Charlie Houston, 40, had been drinking and was upset because of an earlier argument with his brother.READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis' Proposed Election Police Force Alarms Voting Rights Advocates
Houston had been sitting on the bed with his wife and two of their children when Houston “became enraged when one of his kids crawled on to his lap,” according to the arrest report.
Houston then said, “Get the (expletive) from around me” and struck the baby with a closed fist, according to authorities.
The man’s wife wished to press charges on behalf of her child.MORE NEWS: Florida Health Department Director Dr. Raul Pino On Administrative Leave Over Email Criticizing Low Vaccination Rate
He was transported to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for booking.