Broward County

Teen in pool-tossing case gets house arrest. Except for school, church and basketball

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators were looking for a young man caught on video slamming a 68-year-old woman onto concrete before tossing her into a pool. A video of the incident circulated on social media. A 16-year-old turned himself in.
Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators were looking for a young man caught on video slamming a 68-year-old woman onto concrete before tossing her into a pool. A video of the incident circulated on social media. A 16-year-old turned himself in.

A Broward teen who was seen in a viral video throwing a 68-year-old woman into a pool during a party is on house arrest.

The 16-year-old from Margate must wear a tracking ankle bracelet, but he’s allowed to go to Coral Springs High School and church.

The teen turned himself in after the video showed condo officer Nancy James tackled and tossed while trying to quiet a party at a North Lauderdale development’s pool area.

The teen was charged as a juvenile with battery on a person 65 years of age or older. A judge gave him 21 days of house arrest Tuesday.

But he won’t be totally housebound. He can travel with his basketball team.

“He should not be on the basketball team. That should be taken away,” James told Herald news partner CBS4. “He should have stayed in a detention center, yes. This is just like a slap on the wrist. Keep him locked up all summer. And then let him go back to school and then keep him locked up for the next summer.”

James notified the Broward Sheriff’s Office Saturday of the episode. The video made the internet rounds, prompting media coverage Sunday and Monday. The teenager, whom the Miami Herald isn’t naming because of his age, turned himself in Monday.

He will have another court hearing in June.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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