12/23/2012 01:12 pm ET

Lexton Jenkins Throws Baby: Police Say Potentially Drugged-Out Dad Tossed Infant, Fought Cops

Witnesses saw a man violently toss his infant daughter around while walking along a North Lawndale sidewalk in Chicago Wednesday night.

Police believe 22-year-old Lexton Jenkins may have been on drugs when a tipster called 911 around 11 p.m. to report the man was tossing his months-old child in the air and "handling the child aggressively" in the 3900 block of W Cermak, according to the Tribune.

In addition to Jenkins' reported violent handling of his daughter, police said the child was only dressed in pajamas on a day when meteorologists forecasted dipping temperatures and severe weather, including a forthcoming blizzard warning.

The small child was taken into a police squad car to get warm as outdoor temperatures hovered near the low 40s, reports the Sun-Times, while her father reportedly fought with police when they tried to arrest him.

Jenkins was charged with four misdemeanors: endangering the life and health of a child, simple assault, resisting arrest and violating an order of protection. Bail was reportedly set at $3,500.



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