A peaceful pastoral walk turns to sheer terror.
A 56-year-old lady went a-strolling through Moody Park
in Fairview Heights yesterday morning and we bet she was enjoying it!
Until events took a dark and sinister turn.
Two youths aged around 14 and cleverly disguised in t-shirts and shorts ran up to her, she reports, striking her firmly on her buttocks.
The perps then darted off like cowards into the woods.
in the Belleville News-Democrat
refers to the act as
"battery," and says anyone with tips should call the police at (618) 489-2100.