Sunday 18 February 2018

Couple arrested after tug-of-war fight with baby is caught on camera

The shocking footage of the Britnie Hass (right) and Elias Holt fighting over their 11-month-old son emerged online
The shocking footage of the Britnie Hass (right) and Elias Holt fighting over their 11-month-old son emerged online
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Two parents have been arrested - after they were captured on film playing tug-of-war with their baby.

The shocking footage of the Britnie Hass and Elias Holt fighting over their 11-month-old son emerged online.

Mobile phone footage captured the pair tussling in the carpark of a motel in Utah, US, according to Fox News.

The child can be seen hanging loosely on Hass' side as she fights off her partner. A third person, who is Holt's aunt, then tries to intervene. "When I was saying to him, ‘Let me take the baby inside’, that’s when she grabs the baby out of his arms so violently," Melina Ylinen told Fox 13.

"The baby was really low on her hip, and he was bowing backwards, and I was afraid his back was going to snap.

"She has the baby in one arm and she starts punching my nephew, and at the point the baby is falling out of her arms. She has him in a headlock and his head is the only thing keeping him from falling on the ground."

Police arrived to the incident. They arrested Hass for child abuse and Holt over a previous arrest warrant.

They said the phone footage will help them in their investigation.

Police said the baby wasn't injured in the incident and is now with a family member.

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