CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – A man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to strangle his 3-month-old baby to death in a Walmart parking lot.
Daniel Graf, 32, was at the Walmart on Friday night to meet his estranged wife and visit his daughter. The couple eventually got into an argument over custody arrangements that led to Graf’s wife calling police.
Graf got angry with the responding officer and began walking away with his daughter. Graf then threatened to kill the baby and began strangling her. Realizing the infant was in danger, the officer decided to show Graf the proper way to choke the life out of someone by placing him in a carotid restraint control hold.
“It’s a tactic where the officer applies pressure to both sides of the carotid artery on the neck that will render and individual briefly unconscious,” said Jon Kempf from Citrus Heights Police.
What Kempf is trying to say is that the officer placed Graf in the Sleeper hold, an effective choke-hold I liked to employ on my ex-wife during sex, and before her lawyers got involved. Good times, good times.
Within no time, the officer rendered Graf unconscious and the baby was rescued. The baby was taken to the hospital to be checked out and is expected to be fine. Graf was also checked out at the hospital before being taken to jail on charges of attempted murder, causing a child to suffer physical pain and on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence and on a suspended license.Tags: California, Child Abuse, Crime, Daniel Graf, Domestic Violence, Strangulation, WalMart