Authorities are seeking a New Jersey man who they say injured his young daughter when he threw a brick during a domestic argument with the child’s mother.

It doesn’t appear 25-year-old Edward Smith of Hamilton Township (Mercer County) was intentionally trying to injure the 3-year-old, who was struck in the face by the brick. It knocked out a tooth, and she needed stitches for a cut on her upper lip.

Brick police tell the Asbury Park Press Smith went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Saturday night, violating a restraining order. Smith left when the woman told him to leave, but then grabbed a landscaping brick and threw it through a glass sliding door.

He then allegedly re-entered the apartment and broke the woman’s cell phone before stealing her car.

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