Teen surrenders after video shows him throwing woman into pool

A 16-year-old boy turned himself in to deputies on Monday and was arrested for throwing Nancy James, 68, into the pool at a party, the Broward Sheriff's Office reports. 

The woman is seen on video being assaulted and thrown into a pool after complaining about noise at a North Lauderdale party.

"No one should ever, ever, ever, ever, have to go through that, you know?" James said. "It just shouldn't happen. The kid has not evolved yet into what you're supposed to be as a human being." 

Video shared on social media shows James entering the pool area at the Player's Place apartment complex on Saturday with her two small dogs. 

James can be seen asking partygoers to lower the level of noise at the party. An estimated 200 people were attending the party, most of them kids.

A group of people surround James, laughing and taking video with their smartphones.

A teen in a red shirt is then seen picking up James and falling to the ground. It's not known whether the teen attempted to body slam James, or if he slipped on the wet pavement.

After the fall, the teen picks up James and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs.

"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 said. 

James said she is on the association board of the complex and that she'd received several complaints about the noise level. 

"Kids are kids, no matter what, they're going to have parties," James said. "Just lower the music."

 Herve Mompoint, who attended the party, told Local 10 News that things got crazy at the party. 

"Whatever happened just happened that day. You know, a few kids got crazy a little bit," Mompoint said. 

Party attendees can be heard screaming and laughing as they quickly ran away from the area.

"All I seen was people go running, so I run out the gate, and then I went back to see what happened and I see she like came out the pool and she was wet," Anderson Valcin said.

Deputies said James suffered bruises on her shoulder and leg and refused to go to a hospital. However, neighbors told Local 10 News that James did end up in the emergency room and was released Monday morning.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident and looking to speak with witnesses.

Residents at the apartment complex said they were shocked at what occurred in their community.

"First of all, I can't even believe that somebody would be allowed to act like that," said Tracy Ann Simmonds. "These young people are a little bit out of control."

Simmonds said James was the first person she met at the Player's Place townhomes, and that she can't believe someone would do something like this

"She's an elder, you need to show respect for your elders that's crazy, that's a horrible, horrible thing that happened to her," said Simmonds.

At about 5 p.m., who threw James into the pool turned  himself in to the Broward Sheriff's Office North Lauderdale District Office and was arrested on charges of one count of battery on a person 65 years or older. 

 

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