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Police Report: Intoxicated man punches toddler, spits on officer

Michael Woolfolk (Source: EBRSO) Michael Woolfolk (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Police arrested a man on Saturday who is accused of throwing a punch at another person, but missed and punched a 2-year-old child. He is also accused of kicking and spitting on the arresting officer.

When police arrived, officers tried to handcuff 23-year-old Michael Woolfolk, he spun around aggressively several times and began to throw his body around, according to court documents.

After speaking to the victims, police report Woolfolk came to the home in the 5500 block of Prescott Rd. The victim told Woolfolk to leave several times and shut the door to lock him out. Woolfolk then reportedly forced his way into the apartment and tried to punch an adult, but missed and struck the 2-year-old child.

The affidavit of probable cause says Woolfolk began swinging at the adult again, hitting him multiple times. The two adults fell into a television, a table, and into a window.

The officer reported Woolfolk appeared to be heavily intoxicated.

Assisting officers tried to place Woolfolk in the police unit, but Woolfolk began kicking an officer in the legs. He began kicking the back window of the police unit and spit on the officer he kicked.

Woolfolk was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, battery, cruelty to juveniles, criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace while intoxicated, and battery of a police officer. 

He was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $17,500 bond.

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