Man throws jewelry box at baby during fight about dinner, arrest report says

Kenneth Pineda, 19, faces charges of aggravated child abuse, domestic battery

Kenneth Pineda, 19, is accused of throwing a jewelry box at a baby in Lantana.

LANTANA, Fla. – A Florida man was arrested last weekend after he threw a jewelry box at a baby during a fight about dinner, according to an arrest report.

Kenneth Pineda, 19, of Lantana, faces charges of aggravated child abuse and domestic battery.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report, a woman told Deputy Thomas McCabe that she was holding the baby when Pineda started arguing with her about going out to dinner.

She said Pineda became enraged, picked up a clear plastic jewelry box and threw it, striking the baby in the face.

The baby's forehead was swollen and there was blood around the baby's nose, McCabe wrote in the report.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was called and took the baby to a hospital.

Pineda was arrested after the woman's 16-year-old brother gave an identical account about what happened. He was released from jail Sunday on a $16,000 bond.

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