Authorities say a child was dropped from a second-story balcony in Florida by a man who was trying to "scare him'" by dangling him over the side.

Authorities say a child was dropped from a second-story balcony in Florida by a man who was trying to "scare him'" by dangling him over the side. (Monkey Business Images/Dreamstime/TNS)

A man dangled a child off a two-story hotel balcony to “scare him,” then dropped the boy headfirst, Florida authorities said.

The child sustained blunt force trauma, and now 31-year-old Brandon Gilmore is charged with aggravated child abuse, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

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