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Minnesota Teen Throws 8-Year-Old Off Of Waterslide

A Minnesota teen was accused of pushing an 8-year-old boy three stories off a waterslide, allegedly because the line was moving too slowly, according to police.

In the probably cause affidavit, the Apple Valley Police Department say that 18-year-old Roman Adams was in line for an attraction at Apple Valley Aquatic Center on Tuesday, when he pushed the boy over the top of a slide platform.

The boy fell 30 feet to the ground, suffering fractures in both feet, a broken femur and breaks in several places in his shoulder. Luckily, he will survive–but the details that have emerged about what led to his suffering are dark.

According to the affidavit, Adams “stated that he was waiting in line to use the slide and that it was taking a long time“ and “admitted that he threw the child from the platform.” Adams was later interviewed by a detective with the Apple Valley Police Department during which he stated that the line was too long so he ‘pushed’ the child over the railing and saw him fall.

The 18-year-old, who was reportedly at the park with an attendant who helps with his developmental disabilities, has been charged with third degree felony assault. He was booked in Dakota County jail and has since been released on a $50,000 bond.

If convicted, Adams could serve up to five years in prison.



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