Andre Curry, a young father from Chicago, is now the subject of a police probe after a shocking photo of his daughter with her hands and feet bound was posted on Facebook.
Andre Curry, 21, has generated intense internet backlash after he posted the photo in July.
Last week, the shocking photo appeared on websites like TheDirty.com and The Smoking Gun.
In the image, the tape holds the girl’s arms and legs together at the wrists and ankles, with another large piece of tape across her mouth.
The picture is slapped with the caption “this is wut happens wen my baby hits me back”.
Je’Vanna Cobbins, a friend of Curry’s, told The Smoking Gun that he was just “playing around”, and would “never do anything to harm anyone”.
She said: “[He was] being playful with his child. People play with their child differently.”
Andre Curry, 21, has generated intense internet backlash after he posted the photo in July
The Chicago Police Department said they were tipped off to the photo and their special investigations unit is looking into it.
A police spokesman said: “It’s an ongoing investigation.”
Andre Curry has not commented on the issue.
He has since taken the photo off Facebook, but as the image has spread on the internet, angry users have targeted his page.
One commenter called Andre Curry a “nasty child abuser”.
Another commenter said: “I hope you fall down the stairs and land on a bunch of bullets. Hate hate hate hate!”
Rayon McIntosh, a New York McDonald’s cashier used a metal rod to viciously beat two women, who were restaurant customers, during an argument on Thursday morning.
Rayon McIntosh is said that was freed from prison after being jailed for killing a school classmate.
The terrifying attack, which took place at McDonald’s restaurant in Greenwich Village, New York, on Thursday morning, was recorded on a camera by one of the customers.
The video clip shows Rayon McIntosh, a Greenwich Village McDonald’s cashier, viciously beating two women with a metal rod
The video clip shows McDonald’s cashier Rayon McIntosh beating the two women with a metal rod, which he had fetched moments earlier from the back of the restaurant.
Minutes before the attack, the two women appear to provoke the cashier, swearing at him and getting behind the counter, after Rayon McIntosh questions a $50 note they have given him. After beginning the assault, the cashier’ stunned colleagues try in vain to restrain him.
One of Rayon McIntosh victims required surgery after suffering a fractured skull and a broken arm and the other required hospital treatment for a gash.
Rayon McIntosh, who is said to have spent a decade in jail after shooting dead a high school classmate in 2000, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Rayon McIntosh is now being held in police custody on $40,000 bail.
Police say that the two women have been arrested too, on charges, including menacing.
McDonald’s representatives were available to comment.
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