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Police: Man on motorcycle attacks child for getting in his way

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ARLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

A motorcyclist is out of jail on bond after deputies said he kicked a kid on a scooter for getting in his way.

William Wright, 48, is accused of assaulting a nine-year-old boy while riding his motorcycle in an Arlington neighborhood.

According to the affidavit, Wright “dropped his motorcycle, threw the boy to the ground, and kicked him in the ribs.”

"I'm very surprised at that,” neighbor Jeff Slye said. “I mean, kids will play in the street, so I'm shocked.”

Wright is charged with simple child abuse and assault. He is out of jail on bond.

Signs promoting child safety were found in Wright’s front yard.

The victim’s father said he took his son to the hospital after the incident.

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