Metro- A father has been jailed after he punched his baby son in the face because he was told he couldn’t go to an amusement arcade.
Lee Merrett, 23, hit his crying nine-month-old son after necking a bottle of Jack Daniels.
He also hit his girlfriend 20 times while the family was on holiday at a caravan park in Dymchurch, Kent.
Merrett had said he wanted to go to an amusement arcade, but the baby’s mother asked him to stay with her and the child.
They started arguing so he hit his girlfriend, threw an aerosol can at her, then punched the baby leaving him with a swollen black eye.
He then headbutted the woman before she managed to escape.
Police found Merrett hiding under the caravan and he was arrested.
He was jailed for 15 months and the relationship is now over.
Ahh, kids having kids. Never seems to work out, does it? Either they end up entertaining a bunch of self loathing masochists on MTV, or they end up swigging Jack Daniel's out of the bottle and playing 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out' with their toddler's face. I guess it makes sense that they are not, but the world would probably be a much better place if the maniacs that can't restrain themselves from physically abusing babies were more adept at avoiding their conception. Just saying, if you're the type of person that doesn't even need a glass or an ice cube for your whiskey then the one thing you should have perfected is your pull-out method. At the very least it would ensure that you're free to go to play PacMan whenever you want.
On the bright side, once you punch a baby people become pretty inclined to forget that you hit your girlfriend repeatedly. I don't think the assault of women and children is a number's game, but the story is undoubtedly about the one haymaker he threw at a defenseless child instead of about the aerosol can, head butt, and 20 punch combo he threw at a defenseless woman. One would think that wouldn't do him much good in the courtroom, but clearly the judge never made it past the headline because 15 months for that laundry list of transgressions was basically a slap on the wrist.