Police charge teen girl with assault after ‘temper tantrum’ in Bangor park

Posted July 11, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A teenage girl is facing an assault charge after she became upset with a woman and punched her late Tuesday morning, according to police.

The 16-year-old, whose name Sgt. Paul Edwards would not disclose because she is a juvenile, grew agitated when the victim wouldn’t take her from Broadway Park to her mother’s workplace.

The girl pulled the victim’s hair and punched her in the face, according to Edwards.

“She basically threw a temper tantrum,” the sergeant said.

The girl was issued a summons for assault but was not arrested, Edwards said. She was released to her parents’ custody.