Man shoves boy to the ground after he catches kid recording his wife

A Long Island man was arrested for shoving a 12-year-old boy to the ground after he caught the child recording his wife on a cellphone.

The boy, Alex Anderson, said he and some friends were riding their bikes on Tuesday in Dix Hills, Long island when the noticed a woman in a black SUV recording them with her cellphone as she drove behind them.

Anderson said he and another boy pulled out their phones and started taking video of the woman. 

In the clip, Anderson is seen walking around the woman’s car getting video of the vehicle and license plate. 

Alex Anderson, 12, said he started recording the woman on his cellphone because she was following them 

A 12-year-old boy was pushed to the ground by a 39-year-old man

Alex Anderson said the woman had been following him and his friend

The woman’s husband, William Conte, saw it and charged at the boy shoving him to the ground 

Conte was cursing at Anderson and then smashed the boy's phone on the ground

The incident of Conte attacking the boy was caught on video

Conte was cursing at Anderson and then smashed the boy’s phone on the ground 

‘Do I care?’ Anderson says to the woman approaching the driver’s side door. ‘Does it look like I care? Got this person’s license plate.’ 

Another boy in the video is heard calling the woman a ‘pedophile’. 

‘Do you like taking pictures of little children?’ he says. ‘Are you a pedophile? Do you enjoy touching little kids?’ 

Anderson then calls the woman a ‘low life’ seconds before a man charges at him shoving the boy to the ground. The man curses and smashes Anderson’s cellphone on the ground as the boy yells for help. 

Conte, a father-of-two, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and harassment

Conte, a father-of-two, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and harassment

The man then charges at Anderson’s friend, who was recording the violent encounter.

‘After it happened, I was scared and worried what he was going to do next,’ Anderson told NBC. 

The man in the video was identified as William Conte, the woman’s husband. The 39-year-old father-of-two was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal mischief and harassment, NBC reports. 

Anderson’s father, Christian, called Conte a ‘coward’ but residents in the area are sticking up for him. 

According to neighbor Michael Shain, who lives across the street from where the incident happened, the kids were allegedly trying to throw a dead snake into the woman’s car with her two kids inside. 

‘There’s video of these kids running around with their bikes, stopping cars, getting in front of cars where they almost basically force you to hit them,’ he said. ‘These kid are not innocent by any means. They started it, and unfortunately, the father went to protect his wife and two small kids.’ 

Christian, however, says there is never a reason for an adult to put their hands on a child. 

‘They didn’t do anything vicious. Even if they throw a rock at the car, it doesn’t justify beating up a child. It just doesn’t,’ he said. 

Anderson suffered a head injury during the incident and has a cast on his arm and bandages around his ankle.