Police: Man Threw Baby Into Air, Cursed At Officer
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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Southwest Side man faces misdemeanor charges after police say he threw his baby into the air.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, police tell the Chicago Tribune that Ahmad Boyd, 22, was sitting on the front of parked car in the street at Quincy Street and Lavergne Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. He was holding his 13-month-old son in his arms.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports
Police came by, and asked Boyd to move to the sidewalk for the baby’s safety. Police say Boyd got angry, and told the officers, “This is my baby and I can do whatever the hell I want with him,” the Tribune reported.
When the officers got out of their squad car, Boyd still refused to move to the sidewalk and told an officer, “f**k you, bitch,” before throwing the child into midair for someone he didn’t know to catch, police told the Tribune.
The baby was not hurt.
Police tell the Tribune Boyd ran off, and police used a Taser on him after he ran through traffic. He was treated and released from Loretto Hospital, the newspaper reported.
Boyd, of the 7200 block of South Albany Avenue, now stands charged with misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child, obstruction of traffic and resisting a peace officer, the Tribune reports.