A Colorado man has been arrested for throwing a toddler in front of oncoming traffic Friday night, reportedly telling police the child was “the devil.”
Bryant Hickcox threw his 2-year-old cousin into the middle of a Colorado Springs road Friday night, as cars approached an intersection. Luckily, the cars on the road were paying attention and the child was not struck. Officials said Hickcox defended his actions by telling police the child was the devil.
“He threw him hard into traffic and the baby rolled,” witness Tracy Willner told KKTV. “Thank God the lady in front of us swerved and was paying attention.”
Willner immediately ran to comfort the child, while her husband sprinted after Hickcox.
“I’m just standing there in the rain holding the baby, screaming, ‘Someone call 911, someone call 911.’ A lady gave me a towel and covered him up. I just held him right there and for a little while he stopped crying,” she told the news outlet. “I just wanted to keep him as warm and safe as possible.”
The child’s parents are still trying to rap their heads around what happened, while Hickcox is behind bars at El Paso County Jail. His bail is set at $50,000.
See the full security cam footage below:
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Man threatens gun violence over wrong taco order