Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale

Posted at 4:50 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 11:41:20-04

UPDATE: Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the 16-year-old responsible for throwing a 68-year-old woman in a pool.

Officials say the suspect turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, He faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. After he is processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center, he is expected to be taken to Broward Juvenile Facility.


Authorities are investigating a video posted on social media that shows a woman being slammed to the ground then tossed into a pool at a rowdy pool party in North Lauderdale over the weekend.

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The Broward Sheriff's Office said they're looking into the incident that happened Saturday at the pool at the Players Place Townhomes on Champions Way.

The video shows the 68-year-old woman, identified as Nancy James, walking with her two dogs as she approached the group to ask them to turn down their music. A group gathers around James as someone is heard saying "throw her in" in the background.

Then a man in a red shirt picks James off the ground and they both fall to the ground. The man then grabs James and throws her into the pool while also falling in himself.

It appears one of the woman's dogs also ends up in the pool. The video shows most of the large crowd fleeing the pool before it ends.

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According to a BSO report, James and another woman went to the pool to break up the party. They said there were nearly 200 kids in the pool and surrounding area.

James was "very frightened and upset" and was "drenched in water from her shoulders down," a deputy wrote in the report. She also had a bruise on the bottom of her leg.

The report said James had her cellphone and house alarm key fob in her pocket when she was thrown in the pool.

BSO is trying to identify the man who attacked the woman.

A friend of the victim told NBC 6 that she had recently undergone hip surgery. She said authorities had been called for the loud noise but hadn't arrived by the time the victim confronted the group.

Story courtesy of our news partner NBC Miami.