The girl, who was not named, was hospitalized in critical condition, said Marlene Lammers, a police spokeswoman said.
Her accused assailant, Byron Edward Syvinski, 32, was arrested almost immediately at the scene of the incident, which occurred on Sunday afternoon in midtown Anchorage, Lammers said. "He was right there by the little girl," she said.
He was being evaluated on Monday at a local hospital and faces charges of assault and theft, Lammers said.
Before attacking the girl, Syvinski accosted a 17-year-old boy in the same neighborhood and punched the boy's father, according to police reports. He then confronted the girl and hit her in the head so hard that she fell and lost consciousness, police said.Read more here linky yahoo news