Man arrested after taking toddler on motorcycle ride

Man takes toddler on motorcycle ride
Posted at 8:06 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 08:08:33-04

A Texas man could face child endangerment charges after a photo emerged causing outrage on social media of him riding a motorcycle with a toddler.

Police arrested Anthony Welsh, 30, on Tuesday.

The unidentified man who took the photo said that he and his wife were at a gas station on Sunday when they saw a man with a toddler straddling a large motorcycle. He snapped a picture of it and posted it on social media.

"It's just a very ill-thought out decision to pit a child in that position. If the motorcycle went down the child is a goner," said Captain Ken Defoor of the Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office.

"Possible charges would be endangering a child," Captain Defoor continued. However, Welsh has not been charged at this time.