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Canadian Boy, 2, And Father Pepper Sprayed In Apparent Road Rage Incident (VIDEO)

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A 2-year-old boy and his father were pepper sprayed after an apparent road rage incident in a Canadian park on Monday.

Dayton Barratt was out playing in a park in Surrey, British Columbia, with his mother and father, according to the CBC.

That's when a black Range Rover went speeding past with three people in it.

Police say Dayton's father yelled at the driver for driving too fast, motioning with his arm to slow down. The vehicle came to a stop and words were exchanged between the father and the occupants, the Range Rover eventually took off.

But it came back a few minutes later, and someone in the back seat then allegedly pepper-sprayed Dayton's father in the face.

Dayton's mother, Sara Barratt, says the 2-year-old ended up breathing some of the chemical residue because of the spray's reach.

"His whole face was swollen to the point where, I would say, his face was twice the normal size. And he was screaming," she said.

Two other children were also playing at the park at the time, including Christine Powley's 4-year-old son, who suffers from asthma.

"He could have been put in the hospital last night,” Powley told the CBC. “If he got in actual contact with the spray, he could have been in hospital with extreme breathing problems. That was the scariest part.”

Dayton and his father were hosed down by neighbors, according to Global News, and were able to get most of the pepper spray off the two. They were also treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police are now looking for the black Range Rover and three suspects, who are described as young Indo-Canadian men.

(Video: CBC News)