Skip to comments.Man Jailed After Throwing Baby at Police
Posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
A man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he threw his nine-month-old infant at a policeman.
Officers were about to arrest the 42-year-old man in a garage in southern Sweden when he threw his own son at an approaching policeman.
"The child went in a loop in the air," one of the officers said during an interrogation, according to the Metro newspaper.
As luck would have it, the alert officer managed to grab hold of the child's leg mid-air, preventing the infant from hitting the pavement with only centimetres to spare.
Previously, the Ystad District Court had thrown out one of the charges against the 42-year-old, but the court of appeal overruled the lower court, finding there was a significant risk that the baby could have hit the floor and been seriously injured.
Following the appeals court ruling, the man's sentence was increased from 12 to 15 months in prison for endangering his child's life. The court also upheld his previous convictions for abusing his girlfriend and several of their children.
The 42-year-old had previously left Sweden after the initial court ruling, but was arrested in mid-December and extradited in accordance with a European arrest warrant.
I am surprised they didn’t shot him dead on the spot.
We have an instinctual urge to protect babies/children.
I notice that providing the man’s name has been carefully avoided in the excerpt and I’m willing to bet, without peeking, that the same holds true for the rest of the unexcerpted news story.
I would also be willing to bet that the gentleman’s name, if discovered, would reveal that he is an immigrant from the Middle East.
And not from Israel.
Girlfriend? Not a wife...?
I wonder when they will initiate baby control? I wonder if this was an assault baby?
LOL (When babies are outlawed, only outlaw will have babies!)
I wouldn’t have shot him,but he would need an orthopedic surgeon after I got done with him.
Bastard should get 10 years at the very least.
15 would be better.
Sounds like Reyes Tijerina.
A thug folk hero in New Mexico...
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