Cops: Man Tried to Circumcise Baby Nephew

Allegedly took knife to 20-month-old while dad was out
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Larry Leroy Floyd's mugshot.   (Mugshots Ocala)

(Newser) – A Florida dad who left his sleeping toddler with two of his brothers-in-law while he picked up some groceries Saturday evening came home to a horror scene after police say one of the baby's uncles tried to circumcise the 20-month-old with a knife, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. Larry Leroy Floyd, 24, was arrested on aggravated domestic battery charges after the incident at the Spring Manor apartment complex when the baby's father arrived back home and found his child crying and bleeding, the New York Daily News reports. The baby's father "scooped up the child and left for the hospital," Ocala Sgt. Michael Sommer tells the Daily News; although the baby's condition wasn't available as of last night, Sommer says he expects the baby to recover.

The second uncle tells cops he was in another room and had no clue what was going on until he heard the baby crying; an Ocala police sergeant says that uncle "rushed out" to meet the dad "and said your son is bleeding," as per the Daily News. This isn't the first time that Spring Manor has been in the news—nor, for that matter, Floyd. The Star-Banner says the "troubled" apartment complex has been the site of recent shootings and other criminal activity. As for Floyd, the Star-Banner mentions his jail time for domestic battery, petty theft, and drug possession, as well as his arrest after a 2012 parking-lot fight in which a woman says she was approached by Floyd and an accomplice, who then told her they "shoot people for a living" before her boyfriend and some pals came to her rescue. (A Pittsburgh rabbi wasn't arrested for a botched bris—but he is being sued.)

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