Sheriff assaulted by diapered toddler

VIGO COUNTY, Ind (FTN) – A toddler only wearing a diaper is facing assault charges after police say he got physical with the sheriff.

It happened Saturday night an apartment on the south side of Terre Haute.

Police say one-year-old Alexander Essex escaped the custody of his parents.

Sheriff Woody was the first to respond.

That is when Essex grabbed Woody and ran toward the couch.

Essex’s parents were able to corner him on the couch, later forcing him to put pajamas on.

Police say Sheriff Woody was uninjured during the incident.

Mugshot: Alexander Essex (provided photo) He was transported to the kitchen table for some minor bumps and bruises.

If convicted, Essex could face two hours of nap time and a one hour long car ride.

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