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Akon faces silly charges for beating up child



Do you out there in Juice*land remember how Akon was performing in upstate New York and threw a kid in to the crowd? We’ll give you a minute, since it was waaay back in June. ...

Apparently the boy tossed a pretzel onto the stage during the show and Akon called him up, ridiculing him and starting a new Olympic sport — Angry-Teenager Humiliation — by hoisting him up and giving him the heave-ho (watch video above). Finally, justice is, uh, sorta being served.

The Poughkeepsie Journal says local cops are charging the rapper with endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment, both misdemeanors and both not the assault charges The Juice* thinks he probably should have gotten.

The move is the result of a second fan who complained she suffered a concussion when the human shot put hit her in the head. Akon is due in court in Fishkill, N.Y., on Monday, but judicial fairness has already left town.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:27am]


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