The teenager seen in a video dropping a 68-year-old woman on to a Broward County, Florida pool deck turned himself into authorities Monday, the Miami Herald reports.
According to The Herald, when the 16-year-old appeared at the Broward Sheriff’s station with his mother and an attorney, according to the report, he “spontaneously uttered, ‘I messed up and I have to own up to it.'”
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A woman in South Florida was body slammed and thrown into a pool after reportedly complaining about a loud party. pic.twitter.com/ZxK557eEjZ
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The teen was then taken to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.
The incident occurred when Nancy James and another resident of North Lauderdale Player’s Place Complex development, Mitch Lozano, attempted to stop an unauthorized pool party of teens that gathered on the deck early Saturday night.
The video, which surfaced online at The Daily Mail, showed the teenage boy lifting James and then dropping her to the ground on the pool deck before dragging her into the pool.
The victim, according to the arrest report was “frightened and upset and sustained injuries to her leg and shoulder as a result of the incident.”