Former pastor chokes stranger’s 4-month-old daughter in Walmart


Oleh Zhownirovych 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A mother in Kansas, was horrified when a man walked up to her shopping cart and yanked her baby out of the car seat.

Quisha Hill was waiting at the checkout counter of the Overland Park, Walmart, in the 7700 block of Frontage Road, when the man, who was a pastor, grabbed her baby and began choking her.

Hill tried to rescue her baby, but the man held her too tightly. Walmart workers and customers came to her aid and saved her daughter.

A Walmart security officer body slammed the man to the ground and held him down until police arrived.

Hill said that she never met the man before and she has no idea why he targeted her baby while she was shopping at about 7:20 a.m.

Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych, who until recently, was the pastor at a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Clifton, New Jersey.

Zhownirovych, who does not speak English, was arrested, and his bail was set at $100,000.