NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was facing charges Tuesday night for allegedly throwing a brick into a crowd and hitting a 4-year-old boy on Staten Island.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the victim’s family was furious.
“It hurts,” said the boy, Josiah Morton.
The knot on Josiah’s head is the size of a small egg. It took 11 stitches to close the wound, and the cut was too graphic to show uncensored on television.
Josiah’s father, Antoine Morton, could not believe someone would throw a brick in the direction of a child.
“There was a group of kids there,” Morton said. “And for you to throw a rock when there’s a group of kids, you’re intending to hurt somebody.”