A Buffalo man has been charged with breaking into a West Side home and punching a 2-year-old child.
Abdi Ali, no age given, was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday in the home at 462 Normal Ave.
Police said he had attempted to break into that home numerous times during the past month.
Farah Fardowsa said Ali broke into her home Thanksgiving Day through a back window and punched the toddler in the eye.
Police said Ali refused an officer’s order to open the door and resisted arrest.
He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, resisting arrest, third-degree stalking and third-degree criminal mischief.