Man Dangles 5-Year-Old Above Pit Bull, Police Say

February 2, 2012 Updated Feb 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM EDT

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Man Dangles 5-Year-Old Above Pit Bull, Police Say

February 2, 2012 Updated Feb 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM EDT

According to the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald, a 22-year-old South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery for allegedly dangling a 5-year-old child above an aggressive pit bull earlier this month.

Police said children had cursed at the man and kicked dirt near his car prior to the incident, according to The Herald report.

Read The Herald story HERE.