Man accused of chasing, pinning 5-year-old during Father’s Day party

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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man is facing charges after police say he pinned a 5-year-old boy to the ground during a Father's Day party.

Police said Lance Churchill, 33, was attending a party at a Shelton day care June 16 when the child playfully took a card the man received from his son. Police said Churchill chased the child, picked him up and pinned him to the ground, screaming at him in front of the other children.

Police said Churchill asked responding officers to have the 5-year-old arrested.

Churchill was charged with risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct.

News 12 Connecticut reported that he's due in court next week.

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