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DISTURBING VIDEO: Dad swings baby at girlfriend like baseball bat

RIVERSIDE (KRON/CNN) - Police arrested a Southern California man after a neighbor's surveillance camera captured a violent argument with his girlfriend.

He can be seen using his 18-month-old baby as a weapon, swinging him and hurling the child at her.

Wielding a small child like a weapon, a 27-year-old Riverside man was caught on security camera swinging his little boy's body at his frightened girlfriend.

"Almost like a baseball bat," Det. Jerilynn Czobakowski said.

Riverside police now say the woman in the video was trying to hide from her boyfriend inside the gated community last week.

But when he found her, his temper flared.

"It takes your breath away. And then there's anger," Det. Czobakowski said.

Det. Czobakowski described her reaction as a mother watching what happened to the 18-month-old. 

She says an officer investigating the video was so upset he went back to the Montecito estates on his own to track down the suspect. And he found him.

Techhoak Danny Lim was arrested for child endangerment with great bodily injury. 

No one answered the door at Lim's listed address inside the community. 

"I've talked to him many times," neighbor Brandon Harris said.

But Harris says he's never seen him act out.

He was disgusted watching what police say Lynn did to his own son.

"And to see the baby get up and then still run to dad because they're innocent. That's just horrible," Harris said.

Police say admitted to the crime. They also say the little boy is back with his biological mother. 

The mother says he only has cuts and bruises. 

As for the family that turned over that video.

Police are praising neighbors for getting involved. 

Lim is free on a $50,000 bond.

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