A 51-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison for brutally assaulting two children in Target store in Lodi, California. The surveillance video of the incident, which took place in August, was released for the time on Wednesday.
In the disturbing footage, the two young boys, whose identities have not been revealed, can be seen playing a video game in the electronics section. Jeff Hardcastle then comes up from behind and hits the 11-year-old.
He also delivered a sucker-punch to a 5-year-old in the face. The intensity of the blow sent the youngster to the floor.
The 11-year-old was then seen rushing to help, pulling the smaller child to safety.