August 03, 2015

After Her Boyfriend Fights Catcalling Thugs, One of Them Allegedly Throws Brass Pipe at Her Face

Louisiana 18-year-old Jessica Byrnes-Laird had just wrapped up a day of swimming with her boyfriend last Sunday when the pair pulled into a convenience store in Shreveport so he could buy cigarettes.
While he went inside, Byrnes-Laird — still wearing her bikini — stayed in the car.
 That’s when a group of men approached her and started using lewd language, Byrnes-Laird told KTBS-TV.
Her boyfriend didn’t take kindly to that upon exiting the store and began fighting the men before getting back into the driver’s seat.
 But before they could get away, Byrnes-Laird said someone threw a brass pipe through her open passenger side window, which smashed into her face.
 Byrnes-Laird, after the alleged pipe throwing, is on the far left. 

Surveillance video captured some of the incident, but apparently the reported pipe throwing happened out of camera frame.
According to the GoFundMe page set up to help cover Byrnes-Laird’s bills, about four or five black men were involved in the incident — but the one wearing the red T-shirt in the video threw the pipe. The page also said the incident occurred in Blanchard, not Shreveport.
She was left with cuts around her mouth and a dozen damaged teeth, the GoFundMe page said.
“There’s a little bit of fear, honestly, because going through this make you realize how delicate life is, and you never know what can happen,” Byrnes-Laird told KTBS. “Things happen so suddenly, without warning.”

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