Man arrested for beating child with plastic flower

Miami man spanks child with flower

Published On: May 26 2012 03:11:04 PM EDT   Updated On: May 26 2012 04:24:57 PM EDT

Florida police have arrested a 25-year-old man they say beat a toddler with a plastic flower.

Lady Lake Police arrested Brandon Quimper on a child abuse charge Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, the 2-year-old had 4-5 inch bruises and abrasions on her back and legs.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Quimper later admitted spanking the child with the plastic flower after she hit him first in the eye. He allegedly said he spanked her to display punishment. Quimper lives in New York.