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Dad on the run after hitting daughter with brick

February 1, 2012 4:31:35 AM PST
Police in New Jersey are looking for a father accused of hitting his daughter with a brick.

Authorities say 25-year-old Edward Smith, of Hamilton Township, is on the run after he injured his 3-year-old daughter when he threw the brick during a fight with the girl's mother.

The little girl lost a tooth and cut her upper lip so badly she needed stitches.

Police say it doesn't appear Smith was intentionally trying to hurt the girl, but he reportedly violated a restraining order when he went to his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Ocean Township.

Smith left when the woman told him to leave, but then grabbed a landscaping brick and threw it through a sliding glass door.

He then allegedly re-entered the apartment and broke the woman's cell phone before stealing her car.

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