JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTVR) – The Department of Children and Families in Florida is investigating after video surfaced over the weekend that shows a man kicking a child down a skate ramp, according to firstcoastnews.com.
“We do not consider this to be appropriate behavior,” DCF spokesman John Harrell said.
The video shows a man kicking his six-year-old son down the ramp at a Florida skate park.
“Unfortunately parents get so enthusiastic about their kids and their abilities in skateboarding, or baseball, or football or whatever and sometimes they take it a little too far,” skate park operator Martin Ramos told firstcoastnews.com. “He said he was just caught up in the moment. He seemed very remorseful. He certainly understands the gravity of the situation and it seems like he is going to be answering to this thing for quite some time to come.”