Florida woman assaults grandmother for Facebook friend snub, police say

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report, Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, faces felony charges of aggravated battery on an elderly person.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office told Orlando TV station WFTV an argument erupted over the Facebook friend request Thursday morning and led to Hayes repeatedly slapping her grandmother on the side of her face without permission.

Tampa TV station WFLA reports that alcohol was was a factor listed in Hayes’ arrest affidavit.

Pinellas jail records show that Hayes has three prior arrests for DUI, violation of probation for DUI, and disorderly conduct (urinating). She is in the Pinellas County Jail awaiting a hearing.

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