Overland KS Oct 20 2016 A man is in custody after allegedly trying to choke a 4-month-old baby Wednesday morning in a checkout line at a Kansas Walmart.
KMBC reports officers were called at 7:23 a.m. to the Walmart near 75th Street and Frontage Road in Overland Park. Authorities said the man went up to the woman while she was in the checkout line and started choking the infant.
Police said the mother started screaming and the man stopped. Other people in the store ran to the woman’s aid, pinning the man down until officers arrived.
The baby was not injured.
The 54-year-old Clifton, New Jersey man was being held on suspicion of aggravated battery. Investigators say the man possibly was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.