Man charged after being filmed punching 11-year-old girl outside North Carolina mall
WGHP / Buncombe County
David Steven Bell

via WGHP:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) -- A 51-year-old man is accused of pushing and punching an 11-year-old girl outside a North Carolina shopping mall.

The Asheville Citizen Times reported that David Steven Bell, of Black Mountain, was caught on video assaulting the victim Saturday outside the Asheville Mall.


VIDEO: Man charged after being filmed punching 11-year-old girl outside North Carolina mall - WGHP


Bell was arrested by an off-duty officer and charged with assault on a child under the age of 12, a misdemeanor offense.

He was also charged with two other counts of assault on a female after two 13-year-old girls also said Bell pushed them.

Bell is listed in an incident report as standing 6-feet-5 and weighing 250 pounds. Video of the assault was shared widely on social media.

VIDEO: Man charged after being filmed punching 11-year-old girl outside North Carolina mall - WGHP

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