Worse Than a Jab to the Eye

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When a group of teens threw rocks at Renate Bowling's Lancashire, England, home, the 71-year-old went out to confront them. During the exchange, she poked one 17-year-old boy in the chest with her finger. The government charged Bowling with common assault. Prosecutors say a police officer arrived in time to see Bowling attack the young man but had no evidence the gang threw stones at her house. A court ordered Bowling to pay £50 court costs.

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