Aaron Stillday Arrested for Punching 8-Year-Old for iPad: Police

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 02:39 PM

By Michael Mullins

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After a man was caught punching an 8-year-old boy in the face for an iPad, police arrested Aaron Stillday in the Thursday attack, which was caught on camera in Minneapolis.

In the surveillance video featured below, a man identified by police as Stillday knocks the boy to the ground with a left jab to the face before fleeing with the Apple iPad, which he then accidentally drops.

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The unidentified child's aunt, who was walking a few feet in front of the boy when the attack occurred, attempted to give chase to the man to no avail. That's when local business owner Mohammad Armeli, who witnessed the attack around 4:30 p.m., stepped in and proceeded to chase the man several blocks until he caught up with him.

"I kept running after him. He tried to get into the apartment buildings. He tried to throw stuff away from himself," Armeli told KARE 11 News. "I stopped him right here and said 'Hey, where are you going? He said 'I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything.'"

"You just don't hit a child. You don't hit a child," Armeli continued. "He punched a child so hard his nose might have broken. There was blood all over his face."

After catching up with the man identified as Stillday, Armeli reportedly called 911 and assisted authorities with the arrest.

"I couldn't believe I ran so far. I would do it over and over again," the heroic businessman told KARE 11. "I would just not allow anybody to hit a child like that for his iPad."

According Minneapolis Police Department spokesman Scott Seroka, there has been a rise in smart-device thefts due to their ability to be resold. The criminal act is often called "apple picking," referring to the fact that Apple Inc. products, such as iPhones and iPads, are the frequent targets.

"The reason we are seeing an increase is because of the resale value of these items," Seroka told KARE 11 News. "When people are walking around with them they are almost like a target for thieves to kind of go after."

The 8-year-old reportedly did not sustain a serious injury in the assault and is said to be recovering well.

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