Minnesota Teen Pushed Eight-Year-Old Off 31-Foot Water Slide

posted by Bill Galluccio - 

An impatient 18-year-old from Minnesota was arrested after he pushed an eight-year-old boy off the top of a water slide at Apple Valley Aquatic Center. Roman Adams was arrested and admitted to the cops that he shoved the young boy because he was angry that the line was taking too long.

“There was no argument, no pushing, no shoving, no words exchanged, just this individual walking up and throwing this poor kid off the top,” Apple Valley Police Captain Nick Francis told Fox9.

According to WCCO, Adams has "cognitive disabilities" and had a personal aide with him at the park. It is unclear if the aide was with him in line when he threw the boy from the water slide. 

“Our investigation focused on [Adams] knew what he did was wrong, he knew what he did was going to hurt someone and he did it,” Francis said.

The young boy was taken to the hospital with multiple broken bones and is in stable condition following surgery. 

Adams is facing a charge of third-degree assault, but Francis said that his cognitive disabilities could impact how the case moves forward. 

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