An apparently accidental bump between two young men at Valley View Mall led to a severe beating, according to police.
Jayvawn Bush of La Crosse is being held in jail for intentional child abuse, causing bodily harm.
The 19-year-old is accused of bumping into a 14-year-old boy at the mall last month, which caused the younger boy to spill a drink.
The younger teen told Bush to watch where he was going. Bush allegedly responded by punching the 14-year-old several times.
The victim reportedly was knocked out, and there was a pool of blood on the floor.
The mall attack allegedly happened on Feb. 22, and police did not find an actual security video recording of the incident.
Bush was booked into the La Crosse County jail on March 7, and his bond is set at $2,500 cash, because he has a history of skipping court appearances.