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Home Intruder Punches Child

KFBK.COM - Police in Stockton say a 12-year-old was punched in the face by an intruder who broke into the family's home. Officers say it happened early Sunday morning when 21-year-old Robert Garcia, who was reportedly walking home from a nearby bar, allegedly broke into a house on Wagner Heights.

Officials say the child, who was awakened by the sounds of the break in, started screaming and was punched in the face by Garcia. That woke up the rest of the family. At least one other family member was hurt in the ensuing scuffle. Police were called and they arrested Garcia after getting to the scene. Garcia was charged with battery, child abuse and robbery.

Those injured were treated at a local hospital.

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