A couple arrested for a home invasion robbery brought the woman’s 2-year-old son along for the ride, police said.
David Morris, 38, and Alyssa Brown, 21, have been charged with burglary, robbery, grand larceny and assault, authorities said. Brown, whose toddler was in the getaway car, has also been charged with child endangerment, according to police.
The two adults allegedly broke into a home in Crawford, N.Y., Saturday and beat the man who was living there, Police Chief Dominck Blasko told InsideEdition.com.
"It was someone they were familiar with," he said. The pair ripped off the man’s shoes and used them to attack him, Blasko said.
The suspects also threw him into walls, causing damage to the home, he said.
Police have no motive for the attack, the chief said.
The couple then stole the man’s shoes, got back into their car and drove off, Blasko said.
A neighbor gave police a description of the vehicle carrying the man and woman, and officers pulled it over not long after the attack, Blasko said.
Inside were Morris, Brown and the child, he said.
“Bringing your child to commit a crime is not something we normally deal with," he said.
Brown is being held in lieu of $15,000 cash bail. Morris is free on a $20,000 cash bond. Neither has entered a plea.
Brown’s son is now in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services.