(CBS News) A former pastor is accused of trying to choke a 4-month-old baby he didn’t know at a Kansas City-area WalMart.
The Kansas City Star reports prosecutors in Kansas’ Johnson County charged 54-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych of Clinton, New Jersey, with felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor battery. It was not immediately clear if Zhownirovych has an attorney.
Overland Park police say a man walked up to a woman who was in a checkout lane early Wednesday and began choking her baby. The woman screamed, and the man stopped.
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Police say people in the store helped the woman and held the man until officers arrived. The baby was not injured.