A 24-year-old man has been arrested for throwing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor of a shopping mall in America after he was rejected by several women.
Emmanuel Aranda said he was looking for someone to kill on the fateful day of Friday, April 12, after several women at the Minnesota mall rejected him for various reasons.
According to a report by Atlanta media, the child plunged almost 40 feet and is fighting for his life in one of the state’s hospital with head trauma and multiple broken bones.
According to the little boy’s mother, Aranda came up very close to where she was sitting with other women as they stood outside the Rainforest Cafe restaurant. She asked him if they were in his way and should move but the man picked up the child without a warning and threw him off the balcony.
Aranda was arrested on a light rail train at the mall, as he waited for it to leave. He admitted throwing the child from the balcony and said he had come to the mall the previous day seeking to kill someone but it did not happen.
Aranda originally said he planned to kill an adult before choosing the child instead
“Defendant indicated he had been coming to the Mall for several years and had made efforts to talk to women in the Mall, but had been rejected, and the rejection caused him to lash out and be aggressive,” the complaint said. The man is said to have been banned from the mall after two past convictions for assaults at the same mall, both in 2015.
In one of the incidences, he threw a glass of water and glass of tea at a woman who refused to buy him something. He was then ordered to undergo psychological evaluation or treatment following the earlier mall assaults.