April 23 – ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP)

Authorities claim that a man entered a Florida gas station and struck the 13-year old stranger. He then passed out.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officers, the girl was in the convenience store Saturday afternoon while her parents filled up gas on the street. Colby Smith, according to them, entered the convenience store and punched the girl in her face. She fell to the ground. Authorities claim Smith did not provoke the girl and that he didn’t know her.

Smith was detained by several citizens who stood guard at the store until deputies arrived.

According to authorities, Smith, 27, has repeatedly refused arrest. Therefore, they used a stungun. They claim he later admitted to using LSD.

He was charged with aggravated abuse of children, violation probation, and resisting arrest without violence.

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