While everyone should know not to take social media too seriously, that memo has obviously been missed by some people. A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 72-year-old woman after her Facebook friend request was refused. Rachel Anne Hayes, from Clearwater, is said to have slapped her grandmother multiple times in the face after the older woman decided she did not want to be connected to Hayes on the social media network, the New York Daily News reports.
- Hayes’ grandmother wasn’t impressed with her granddaughter’s language. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Hayes’ grandmother decided not to accept the friend request since the Facebook name Hayes uses is one the older woman considered inappropriate. The grandmother told Hayes if she changed her name, she would happily accept the friend request, but Hayes became enraged and left the property before returning a short time later and restarting the fight.
- Unsurprisingly, Hayes wasn’t sober. According to an arrest affidavit, the 27-year-old was said to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of her arrest. It’s unclear exactly how much she had drank, but she definitely wasn’t sober.
- This wasn’t Hayes’ first arrest either. Pinellas County Jail records show that she’d been arrested three times previously for various charges, all of which were related to alcohol. The first was for DUI, the second for a violation of probation for DUI, and the last was for disorderly conduct for urinating in public. This is just her latest brush with the law.
- Hayes was arrested and taken to jail. Hayes was charged with felony domestic battery on an elderly person and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where she was held without bond pending arraignment.