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Police: Man Bites 5-year-old Over Toy Dispute

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Joseph Wenzel, WFSB, Reporting

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut — An argument over a toy caused a West Haven man to bite a child while watching his girlfriend’s two children.

Brian Keil, 25, of Peck Avenue was charged with risk of injury to a child after he bit a 5-year-old on the shoulder Monday night, according to police.

The child suffered a minor bruise that was noticed by the child’s father, police said.

The incident occurred after the 5-year-old was fighting with his 8-year-old sibling over a toy.

Police said Keil bit the child as a form of discipline.