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Florida toddler hit in eye by plate hurled by father at mother

A Florida toddler was hit in the eye by a plate that his enraged father hurled at his mother, according to police.

When Ocoee officers arrived on Sunday, the couple pretended no one was home, according to

“They were locked in a bedroom,” Lt. Mike Bryant told the TV station. When they came out, “the child was in a blanket covered in blood.”

The parents, Olga Lopez, 37, and Luis Perez Mendez, 36, were charged with child abuse, neglect and failing to render aid. A family friend who called police said the child had surgery on his eye and is recuperating.