20 year old Scott Hoffman from New Jersey’s attempt at babysitting his girlfiend’s son -Bryson Shoemaker, ended in a tragedy. The man was recklessly playing WWE with the 18-moths old toddler. Hoffman claimed that he had performed different wrestling moves and specifically mentioned doing The Rock Bottom and the Undertaker’s Last Ride.
At first, Mr. Hoffman claimed that he simply dropped the child but later on he admitted that the Last Ride gone wrong was the cause of the horrific accident. The man was aiming at the bed but missed it and the child landed badly on the floor.After being rushed to the hospital, the boy was diagnosed with a collapsed lung and possibly broken neck. Later he passed away.
The bail was set at $150,000 and Hoffman was jailed.
The WWE issued an official statement to The Patriot News, following the incident:
“There is no excuse for a 20-year-old grown man to assault an 18-month old child, no matter what. Using a flimsy excuse about emulating a wrestling maneuver does not absolve Brandon Hoffman of this abhorrent crime. The death of Bryson Shoemaker is a tragedy, and WWE offers its condolences to the child’s mother, Sierra Shoemaker.”
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