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Screenshot of Marcus Crossland pushing his stepson down a skate ramp. / Screenshot via Instagram @lilbubs

A Florida man won't be charged for pushing his 6-year-old stepson off a skateboard ramp.

In a video posted on Instagram last month, Marcus Crossland appears to kick the boy, so that he falls down the ramp at Kona Skate Park in Arlington, Fla.

Prosecutors said there were multiple factors for their decision, including not having enough evidence to charge Crossland with a crime, according to a statement from the State Attorney's Office obtained byFirst Coast News.

The boy said his stepfather pushed him so he would not be afraid of the ramp. This also wasn't the first time Crossland had used this type of training on the boy, according to the statement.

The boy's mother told the State Attorney she does not want her husband prosecuted but added she did not approve of this type of training.

Despite not charging Crossland, the statement described his action as "objectively abusive."

Florida's Department of Children and Families recommended anger control and parenting skills classes, which were both completed, the statement said.



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