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Homeless woman accused of beating child at bus depot

The boy said he didn't know the woman.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 6:18 AM
Updated: Sep 25, 2019 9:29 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A woman experiencing homelessness has been charged for allegedly beating a child at the Citybus Depot. The boy, who was younger than 14, said he didn't know the woman.

It happened about 7 p.m. Monday at the depot on 4th Street in Lafayette.

The boy said she came up to him, started yelling, and punched him in the head. The boy ran inside the bus station, where an employee called police.

Officers later found Gabrielle Ziegler, who matched the suspect description, on a bench outside the depot. She reportedly admitted to hitting the boy three times. She faces one count of battery.

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