A man was arrested after spanking a stranger's toddler while in line at a grocery store.
According to boy's father, he told him: 'This is what we do to kids in Mexico'.
Morris said his son was asking for candy when Martinez spanked him.
A Georgia man is behind bars after police say he spanked a stranger's child while in the checkout line of a Kroger store.
"He really just seemed astonished that this guy chose to spank him", Morris said.
The dad called police, who came to the store to question the suspect, Juan Guvarra Martinez.
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"I didn't want to start something and it go out of hand and him get hurt in the process", Morris said. "He just looked at me and seemed confused by the whole thing".
A spokesperson for the Newnan Police Department said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not involved in the case yet, but it would be reviewed. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was medically cleared, and then booked into the county jail on charges of cruelty to children, obstruction of officers, battery and disorderly conduct.
Martinez was taken to the ground after resisting officers' attempts to place him in handcuffs, reports said, adding that he kicked the doors and windows of the patrol unit once inside.
Martinez strongly resisted being put in the police vehicle and was kicking the doors and windows.
Martinez is being held in jail with a $3,400 bond. The report stated that Martinez's eyes were bloodshot and that he had a "strong odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person".