Police: Man killed toddler while mimicking an ‘Undertaker’ wrestling move

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JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man mimicking a professional wrestling move inadvertently slammed his girlfriend’s toddler son to the floor, killing him.

Brandon Hoffman was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and other offenses in the death of 18-month-old Bryson Shoemaker.

Police say Hoffman was performing wrestler The Undertaker’s “The Last Ride” move Tuesday and had intended for Bryson to land on a bed.

State police say Hoffman told them he tried performing CPR and took Bryson to the hospital instead of calling 911 because he feared getting in trouble.

The 20-year-old Jersey Shore man is jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail pending a May 13 preliminary hearing. Online court records listing a lawyer were not immediately available.

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  • Mac

    Never hear of this stuff while playing soccer. Maybe that’s one of the reasons the world has embraced soccer (Association Football). America’s addiction to blood sports has to be dealt with. Yes, this can happen while acting out NFL moves with your kids.