Cops: Woman, 72, Slapped Over Facebook Refusal

27-year-old suspect got angry when woman refused to be 'friends,' say police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 19, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Cops: Woman, 72, Slapped Over Facebook Refusal

A 27-year-old Florida woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook. Rachel Anne Hayes became angry on Wednesday when the older woman said the Facebook name Hayes uses on the site is "inappropriate," the Tampa Bay Times reports. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say the unidentified woman told Hayes she would accept the friend request only if Hayes changed the name, which wasn't revealed by authorities.

Hayes left the home in Seminole but returned a short time later. They fought again at the front door, then Hayes slapped the woman several times before the woman was able to go back inside and lock the door, deputies say. Hayes was charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person and released on $10,000 bond, ABC News reports. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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