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Report: Woman attacked because she looked happy

1 year 3 months 6 days ago July 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015 Wednesday, July 15 2015 July 15, 2015 10:11 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a 16-year-old for attacking a woman while she was running on a track since she "looked happy."

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department said the woman, who was 29-years-old, was hit in the head with a tree branch while running at the Ponchatoula Area Recreational District Park on North Hoover Road Tuesday morning. ActionNews17.com reported the woman fell and screamed. Her scream was heard by a park worker who watched the teen runaway.

The teen was found nearby and was detained by a state trooper.

Authorities said the teen was a runaway and said he attacked the woman because she looked happy and he was unhappy.

The woman had an injury to her head.
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