A distraught dad claims his new-born baby was punched by a complete stranger.

Curtis had his 13-week-old son Cruz in a carrier strapped to his chest in the carpark of Saint Pub in Perth’s suburb of Innaloo two weeks ago when he alleges his little boy was punched.

“It made a thud sound – it would’ve been like a short-range punch,” Curtis said.

“I couldn’t believe it. (I was) just shocked.”

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He added his son let out a “high-pitch scream”.

It’s alleged by police “a few words” were exchanged before the baby was hit in the head. He received minor injuries, reports 7 news.

Curtis claims the man asked, “Is that baby real?”

He believes the punch connected with the back of his son’s shoulder. He added he pulled back Cruz’s blanket fearing the worst.

“I was like, ‘please, please, please – don’t be anything wrong with him’,” he said.

Ian Gordon, 27, was charged with endanger life, health or safety of a person.

Gordon pleaded not guilty to the charge and faced court for the first time on Monday.

Share your comments below

  • Ths s awful to hear. What a thug.


  • Even if there was words exchanged that is no excuse to take your anger out on an innocent baby…or anybody else. That alledged offender possibly needs to do an anger management course.


  • No matter what the Dad did or didn’t do there is no excuse for punching a baby.


  • What ?! Just crazy ! Glad the offender was charged.


  • Why? Just why? You can’t be alright upstairs if you randomly punch someone’s baby.


  • Wow i hope this person cops the punishment he deserves. This poor little baby did not deserve this

    • Exactly the baby is inn regardless of anything else that happened.


  • Craziness!


  • The guy had to be on drugs or have some serious mental health problems. Otherwise why would you do it

    • I agree with you. No one in their right mind would do this


  • What a horrible thing to do to a baby


  • I read it and it’s terrible. He could have killed the baby. :-(


  • A disgusting act to hurt a child,he should get a harsh sentence.


  • I saw this on the news! Who does that to a baby – or anyone for that matter! The poor family is now anxious everytime they leave the house with the baby, and rightly so! Hope the offender does get jail time


  • Punching a baby is totally unacceptable. No matter what happened before that.


  • Not much information in this article, but disgusting anyway if a complete stranger punched a baby in the head…..whatever the reason he gives


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