A 16-year-old boy has reportedly been arrested in connection with a viral video that shows an elderly woman being picked up and thrown into a pool.
According to WPBF, Joseph Leon Balfour turned himself in and currently faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.
Information Liberation states that, if tried as an adult, Balfour will face a minimum of three years in prison.
For those who haven’t seen the video yet, view it below.
The elderly woman attacked in the video reportedly made her way to the party to complain about the noise. A man in a red shirt can be seen picking the woman up before the pair fall. It’s not clear if he meant to body slam her or simply slipped but, either way, the woman takes a fairly hard hit.
The thug doesn’t stop there; instead, he picks her up again and tosses her into the pool as his fellow partygoers cheer.
According to Information Liberation, it was members of 4chan’s /pol/ that got to work identifying the man in the red shirt soon after that video went viral.
Tweets from last night appear to corroborate this.
Heavy confirms that Balfour was at the party when he assaulted the elderly woman, Nancy James.
The outlet further confirms that Balfour’s father is in prison for murder. Further, Heavy states that “a few sleuths” (presumably /pol/) identified Balfour after conducting a frame-by-frame analysis of the assault video.
According to The Miami Herald, Balfour turned himself in with his mother and uttered “I messed up and I have to own up to it.”