Wrote: WFLA and Nextar Media Wire
Posted: August 26, 2020 / 02:36 AMDT
/ Updated: August 26, 2020 / 02:36 AMDT
Haley Jagger (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)
Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida woman has been charged with slapping a black boy at an amusement park in Bokar Ratan and calling him racial slurs over the weekend.
Haley Jagger, 30, of Lumanana, was arrested Saturday night after a Boomers go-kart track incident, the Palm Beach Post reported.
According to an arrest report, Jagger told police that the 11-year-old left him behind at full speed when he was stopped at the end of the track.
Jagger said the boy did not apologize, so he “hugged” him
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“Jagar immediately said she should not have hurt any of the children,” the police report said.
A Boomers employee told police that White, waking up, said, “He (Explicit) (Explicit) hit me in the back.”
Another boy claimed it was not the child’s fault – another car sent his car to wake up due to a chain-reaction accident, the newspaper reported.
The boy, who was not identified, had a swollen left cheek and was treated with an ice pack, police said.
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Jagar was charged with child abuse and jailed. The allegation was promoted to second-degree offense due to the racist nature of the incident described. The report also noted that four times as many drug rights were counted after prescription pills were found in the pocket against Jagger. He was released on Monday morning.
“At Boomers Park, we value it as a family fun center featuring guests from all backgrounds. “Sadly, none of our guests have the same value and we do not condone physical or verbal abuse among guests,” a statement from the park said. “We are grateful to our staff and the police and fire rescue officers who worked quickly to spread the situation.”
Boomers told the newspaper that it had invited the boy and his family to a free day at the park.