Grumpy Old Man Attacks Toddler for Crying in Elevator

Police looking for a man who slapped a 3-year-old kid at a grocery store

Someone else's crying kid can be annoying, but one man in Surfside took the matter into his own hands and now police are looking to get their hands on him.

The unidentified man allegedly grabbed, then slapped a 3-year-old girl for crying loudly while they were in a grocery store elevator earlier this month.

The grumpy old man then bolted out of the elevator and away from store employees as the mom frantically tried to explain what happened, surveillance video taken just after the incident shows.

"He just went and grabbed at her face. And she says that her skin hurt from it. He just grabbed at her face, and he wouldn't take his hand off,"the child's mom told WSVN.

The mom's other daughter, who was also in the elevator, was not attacked. The video doesn't show a good picture of the man's face, but police have put up flyers looking for the vigilante disciplinarian.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s with a wrinkly, tanned face. He is around 6'3 and weighs about 180 pounds.

If you have information about the incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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