by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
A man was walking across a parking lot in Victorville, California, when he saw a woman dragging a toddler out of a Kohl’s store by his hair.
Stunned by what he saw, he took out his iPhone and started filming the incident (video below) and recorded a Hispanic woman hitting the 3-year-old boy with, first a headphones cable, and then, more clearly on camera, a tablet device as she strapped him into his car seat.
The man, who goes by the name Edward Moneyhanz on YouTube, uploaded the video as evidence, before reporting the incident to to the police.
The woman in the video has been identified by the Victorville Police Department as 39-year-old Yvonne Camargo, a Mexican national. Though the video title identifies her as the child’s nanny, the police did not disclose Camargo’s relationship to the toddler.
The man began filming and asked Camargo, “Hey, why are you hitting that kid like that? … Why are you hitting that little baby?”
As a teenage woman who also witnessed the behavior runs over to join him, Camargo utters an expletive in Spanish. The female witness then loses it, yelling angrily at Camargo, “Hitting a f***ing innocent kid that can’t protect themselves. … How do you feel hitting a kid?”
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Scott Abernathy examined the child later, according to a news release. “The deputy examined the child for injuries, conducted a criminal interview with Camargo, and notified Children and Family Services. The case is being submitted to the (San Bernardino County) District Attorney’s Office.”
One commenter is reporting that Camargo is being investigated for immigration fraud. TRN is trying to verify this information with police at press time.
Warning: Video contains strong language.