POSTED: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 3:46pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:10pm
San Antonio, Texas (NBC) — Police have arrested a man accused of shoving a jalapeno pepper into a 9-year-old child's eye.
According to court papers, Michael Barron, 29, became upset with the 9-year-old boy reportedly said something to Barron's daughter.
The boy apologized to the girl, nevertheless, officers say Barron went to the refrigerator, grabbed a jalapeno and tried to put it into the child's mouth.
Court papers say he somehow wound up shoving the pepper into the child's left eye, causing it to turn red and swell shut.
Barron then left the scene and the boy's mother called police.
Barron has been charged with injury to a child.