CRIME
03/14/2014 02:58 am ET

Man Punches Boy, Steals iPad: Police Accuse Aaron Stillday Of Robbing 8-Year-Old (VIDEO)

A man is facing felony charges for the theft of an iPad -- but it's not the device itself that makes the accusations so serious. It's how he allegedly got it.

Aaron Wayne Stillday, 32, is accused of punching an 8-year-old boy in the face on a Minneapolis street, knocking the child down, grabbing the iPad and running off in a scene that was caught on tape, police say.

But Stillday didn't get very far.

"I kept running after him," Mohammad Armeli told KARE 11 News.

Armeli says he heard the commotion, called police and chased the suspect for half a mile. Stillday was then caught by police and arrested.

This is the scum of the earth,” Armeli told WCCO. “You cannot hit a child like that. Don’t hit him for his iPad, or for anything.”

The boy had been leaving a day care with his aunt when he was attacked. He was not seriously injured, but the iPad wasn't so lucky. It was smashed in the scuffle.

One silver lining... WCCO says the local Apple Store replaced the boy's device.

Stillday has been charged with felony first-degree aggravated robbery, and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, KMSP-TV reports.

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