Published: Wed, May 10, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Florida teen who threw 68-year-old in pool surrenders to cops

Florida teen who threw 68-year-old in pool surrenders to cops

The teen seen throwing a frail, elderly woman into a pool at a wild party turned himself into police after video of the incident went viral.

James and another member of the residents association told the deputy that about 200 young people had been in the pool area.

Deputies are investigating and trying to talk to anyone involved and identify the man who threw her into the pool. A group gathers around James as someone is heard saying "throw her in" in the background.

BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said Balfour turned himself in shortly before 5 the BSO's North Lauderdale station.

Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene, but the victim - who sustained at least one bruise on her leg and one on her shoulder - refused to be hospitalized after they checked her condition, police said.

Balfour is facing a charge for battery on a person 65 years or older, and is expected in court on Tuesday.

One girl who was at the party said the boy didn't slam Ms. James on the ground on objective.

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"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", James told WPLG.

She added that she had no concern about what they were doing there and if she had she would have contacted the police, reports ABC News. "If it got too late, I probably would have gone over there and tell them to turn it down", said Stacey Gaudrau.

"This kid just hasn't evolved yet into what you're supposed to be as a human being", James said of the teen.

It appears one of the woman's dogs also ends up in the pool.

"It was a very cruel thing what that kid did", she said.

The 16-year-old showed up to the Broward Sheriff's Office Monday evening with his mom and a lawyer. By the time they arrived, most of the young people who were there when the incident took place had left the pool party.

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