Teen gets off light for throwing elderly woman into pool


Three weeks of home detention with breaks allowed for school, church and even basketball practice. That’s the sentence handed down by a Broward County, Florida judge against a 16-year-old charged with assaulting an elderly woman.

The incident occurred at the Player’s Place apartment complex Saturday, where a loud party with over 200 attendees was being held in the pool area. Building resident Nancy James, 68, who is also on the association board thereat, called the noise complaint into the police and went downstairs with her two dogs to ask the party goers if they could lower the music.

James was then surrounded by a group of teenagers and one, later arrested and identified as Leon Balfour, grabbed her, picked her up and slammed her to the ground before picking her back up and throwing her into the swimming pool.

Jones suffered bruises on her leg, shoulder and ankle bruises as a result of the assault. She was interviewed by WPLG news and stated, “I didn’t even really get to walk in and this kid comes from behind, picks me up, drops me and drags me into the pool. It just shouldn’t happen. The kid has not evolved yet into what you’re supposed to be as a human being.”

The entire incident was caught on video and Balfour eventually surrendered to the police Monday. He was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and brought in front of Judge Carlos Rebollo, who made his decision to let Balfour off with zero jail time.

H/T: NY Post

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