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NEW YORK – A New York man was arrested and faces charges after investigators say he was caught on surveillance camera hitting a toddler.

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Surveillance cameras inside a Chinese restaurant in Harlem show the man coming in and violently knocking the child to the ground, according to video posted on WNBC.

Police arrived at the scene, but the man and child left by the time they arrived, WCBS reported.

The man was later identified as Mandelo Stroman, 26, and he turned himself into police on Monday, WABC reported. Stroman was charged with assault.

Investigators say Stroman is the child’s father, WNBC reported.