NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies say a teenager has confessed to throwing a 68-year-old woman into a swimming pool when she tried to break up a party at a South Florida apartment complex.
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When she tried to speak to them a young man picked her up, dragged her to the pool and tossed her in.
Video shows a teen tossing an elderly woman into a pool after she approached them to turn down their music.
Broward Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that the 16-year-old boy turned himself in on Monday, telling investigators that he “messed up” and has to “own up to it.” He was with his mother and a lawyer.
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Nancy James told deputies that 200 young people showed up at Players Place apartments near Fort Lauderdale Saturday evening.
A neighbour later identified the teen through surveillance footage.
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The teen is charged with battery on a person 65 or older.