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Man Slapped 14-Year-Old Boy in Face During LSU Game: Police

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office records show the man was released on a $2,000 bond

An LSU Tigers pylon in the end zone during a game between the LSU Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Oct. 2, 2021.
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A man was arrested for slapping a 14-year-old boy in the face during a football game at Louisiana State University, police say.

Witnesses said the man struck the young fan in a Tiger Stadium suite Saturday during the game against Texas A&M, news outlets reported.

Arrest records show officers who went to speak with the 40-year-old from Houston said there was a "very strong smell of alcohol on his breath" and that he was slurring his speech.

The victim told police he and his friends tried talking to the man, who became agitated and started cursing.

One of the teenagers stood up to take the man's picture. The documents say he then jumped up and "slapped the juvenile victim across the face with an open hand, leaving a red mark on his left cheek."

The man was charged with simple battery and disturbing the peace, both misdemeanors. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office records show he was released on a $2,000 bond.

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