Tags: dad | kicks | son | skateboard | ramp

Dad Kickstarts Son Down Skateboard Ramp, Gets Banned (Video)

Monday, 28 Apr 2014 11:00 AM

By Alexandra Ward

A dad who is seen on video kickstarting his 6-year-old son down a skateboard ramp has been banned from a Florida park while the state's Department of Children and Families investigates the incident.

In the now-viral clip making the Internet rounds, dad Marcus Crossland is seen kicking his son off the edge of the "Big Brown" ramp at Kona Skate Park in Arlington, Fla. The boy, who was clearly nervous about dropping in on the half pipe, can be heard shrieking and yelling "Ow!"

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Ryan Stephens, a 13-year-old skater who was at the park when the incident went down over the weekend, recorded the video.

"I asked [Crossland] why is he doing this, and then he said 'because he needs to learn,'" Stephens told the New York Daily News. "I was like, 'Pushing him down is not teaching him how to drop in.'"


Crossland has reportedly been temporarily banned from Kona Skate Park as the state DOCF reviews the video.

"Unfortunately parents get so enthusiastic about their kids and their abilities and sometimes they take it a little too far," park operator Martin Ramos told the Daily News. "[The father] said he was just caught up in the moment, he seemed very remorseful, he certainly understands the gravity of the situation."

The clip sparked outrage across social media platforms as parents slammed Crossland for kicking his son down the ramp.

"It kind of hits right here when you are a parent to see someone do that to a kid," TJ Smith, a father who watched the footage, told ABC News. "That is somebody who got way too aggressive."

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cory McCloskey: Weatherman Keeps Cool as Glitch Puts Temps in the 1000s

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:36 PM

Cory McCloskey, a weatherman at Fox 10 in Phoenix, didn’t even break a sweat this week when his live weather map malfunc . . .

Balloonists' World Distance Record: Pair Smashes Old Milestone

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:16 PM

Two balloonists broke a world record Thursday for the longest distance flown in a helium balloon, surpassing the previou . . .

Roseanne Barr: Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Accusations Are No Surprise

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 14:42 PM

Roseanne Barr has weighed in on the sexual assault scandal surrounding Bill Cosby, telling "Access Hollywood" this week  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved