Published July 03, 2012
ORLANDO – An Italian tourist was arrested Saturday after allegedly kicking his 3-year-old son in the face at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park.
Central Florida News 13 reports Dario Napolitano was arrested after allegedly kicking the boy while the child was in his stroller at the Mexico exhibit in Epcot's World Showcase.
According to a police report, several witnesses said they saw Napolitano, a doctor in Italy, kick his son after arguing with his wife and children.
Detectives say the boy had a cut below his left eye, bruising above his eyebrow and his entire left eye was swollen.
Napolitano and his wife blamed their older son for the child's injuries in the report.
"(Napolitano) yelled at him a second time to stop and he complied throwing [the younger son] out of the stroller on the ground. He went up to his son [the older son] and slapped him twice across the face because he hurt his brother," the report reads, according to Central Florida News 13.
Napolitano was freed on $2,000 bond over the weekend. Neither he nor his wife allowed his son to be taken to a hospital.