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Woman arrested after hitting grandmother for refusing Facebook friends request

By Mason White 10:53 AM December 19, 2014
Rachel Anne Hayes 

By: Wayne Morin
A woman was arrested on charges of assault after hitting her grandmother for rejecting her Facebook friends request.

Police were called after Rachel Anne Hayes of Clearwater, Florida, slapped her grandmother several times in the face.

Hayes was upset because her 72-year-old grandmother refused to accept her friends request on Facebook. In frustration, she hit her grandmother several times in the face.

Police said that alcohol played a role in the assault. According to the arrest warrant, Hayes, 27, was under the influence of alcohol when she slapped her grandmother about 3:40 a.m.

Clearwater deputies arrested Hayes on a felony charge of domestic battery on an elderly person.

Hayes has been arrested three times before, according to Pinellas County jail records. The first was for a DUI, the second for a violation of probation for DUI, and a third for disorderly conduct.

Hayes is being held at the Pinellas County jail without bail.