A South Carolina man has been arrested for child endangerment after authorities found him walking down a highway completely naked with his 13-month-old son, who was also nude.
Anthony Michael Hedger, 24, was arrested Saturday by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Hedger allegedly bit his child when deputies attempted to take the naked kid into custody, Taylors.Patch.com reported.
The incident started after the sheriff's office received several calls reporting a nude man carrying a naked baby walking along North Highway 25 near Traveler's Rest, S.C.
The callers said the man later identifed as Hedger was walking into traffic while still holding the baby, WYFF-TV reported.
When deputies tried to take the child from Hedger, he bit the baby's shoulder, causing a bruise, the Traveler's Rest Tribune reported.
Arresting officers said Hedger eventually ran into the woods causing the child to sustain scratches. Civilians surrounded the suspect and the child until deputies arrived, according to GreenvilleOnline.com.
The child was taken to a hospital before being released to his mother.
Hedger was also taken to the hospital for evaluation before being booked into the Greenville County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, WSPA-TV reported.