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Restaurant patrons hold man until Oklahoma City police arrive

Che Weise, 62, was arrested after witnesses told police he hit a child and threw her against a wall.
BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN lmanwarren@opubco.com Published: September 5, 2013
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Patrons at a south Oklahoma City restaurant confronted a man who threw a 4-year-old girl against a wall and hit her with a shoe, according to a police report.

Che Weise, 62, was arrested on a child abuse complaint after police were called about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to China Wok, 8986 S Western Ave., according to the report.

Police interviewed witnesses, who said the girl was sitting in a booth with Weise when the girl started crying. Witnesses said Weise grabbed her by her arm and leg and threw her violently into the seat he had been sitting in. The girl flew head first against the wall, according to the report.

One of the girl's shoes fell off and Weise began hitting her buttocks with it. He then put a napkin over her mouth and told her to stop crying, according to the report.

The patrons were alarmed and one of them confronted Weise, who left with the girl. Other patrons followed him outside. One bystander blocked Weise's car in its parking space and said he wasn't going anywhere until the police arrived, according to the report.

The girl was taken to a hospital to be examined and was released to her parents, police said.

Weise was booked into the Oklahoma County jail and was released on bail Wednesday, a jail official said Thursday.

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