Teens booked for egg, paintball attacks in Lancaster


An L.A. County Lancaster sheriff's sergeant on patrol witnessed a male teenager forcefully throwing a raw egg at a 60-year-old homeless woman while she was praying on the sidewalk.

The teen and two other male teenagers, all 17, were detained and taken into custody for felony assault and conspiracy.

Items in the suspects' vehicle implicated the teens, including a paintball gun, paintballs and a mask. One of the suspects' cellphones had video documenting the attacks.

The assaulted woman was struck in the torso and complained of pain, but did not need medical treatment.

"I was pretty traumatized," said Kathy Hurst, the victim. "I can't believe that I was sitting and just having a moment with the Lord, and had eggs thrown at me."

Any additional victims were urged to come forward by contacting the Lancaster Sheriff's Station at (661) 948-8466, or Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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