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Milwaukee man charged in La Crosse with injuring young boy by knocking down a large TV



A child abuse charge has been filed in La Crosse against a 21-year-old Milwaukee man accused of toppling a flat screen TV, causing injury to a 2-year-old boy.


Ervin Toombs faces charges of physical abuse of a child, property damage, and obstructing an officer.

Police say Toombs was visiting a woman at her 3rd Street apartment on Sunday, became angry, and allegedly pushed a 50-inch TV off its stand.

The TV reportedly struck the child in the back while he was playing on the floor.

Police were called and they arrested Toombs after a brief foot chase in downtown La Crosse.

He’s in jail on a cash bond.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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