LANCASTER – Three 17-year-old boys were arrested for felony assault Monday for egging a 60-year-old homeless woman as she sat praying on a sidewalk in Lancaster, authorities said.
A patrolling Lancaster Sheriff’s sergeant witnessed the alleged assault, which occurred around 12:40 p.m. on Sierra Highway near Jackman Avenue, according to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“[A] teen was seen forcefully throwing an uncooked egg directly at the victim while she was praying,” Ruiz stated. “The victim was struck directly on her torso and she complained of pain.”
Deputies detained the alleged egg thrower and two other male teenagers who were in a nearby vehicle.
The three 17-year-old boys were booked for felony assault and conspiracy, and they were transported to Sylmar Detention Facility for housing, Ruiz stated.
The victim did not need further medical treatment, according to Ruiz.
“Additional video evidence gathered during the investigation leads deputies to believe other prior incidents had occurred,” Ruiz stated.
Any additional victims are urged to come forward by contacting the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.