Man Accused of Punching 11-Year-Old While Drunk: Cops

A 27-year-old man appeared in front of a judge Tuesday, accused of punching an 11-year-old boy while under the influence of alcohol.

Police said the victim was outside of his Margate apartment Sunday on Southwest 56th Terrace, playing with a toy helicopter, when Oliver Escobar grabbed him by the throat and punched him.

Escobar admitted that he drank tequila before attacking the child.

He's been charged with cruelty toward a child and disorderly intoxication.

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