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Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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It was case of mistaken identity, victim told
The man hit by Jessica Sierra's cocktail glass calls the situation bizarre.
By ABBIE VANSICKLE
Published May 1, 2007
TAMPA - Wisam M. Hadad didn't expect drama when he stopped by Hyde Park Cafe early Sunday to pick up a friend.
He said he doesn't drink, doesn't party and was there only a few minutes when a blond, intoxicated-looking woman grabbed him by the collar of his polo shirt and launched a cocktail glass at his head.
Police say his assailant was Jessica Sierra, a 21-year-old former American Idol contestant who grew up in Tampa.
Hadad said Sierra mistook him for someone else and apologized before she was handcuffed and taken away in a squad car. He said he doesn't watch American Idol and found the whole situation bizarre.
"It's just ridiculous that it happened, " Hadad said. "I was mistaken for someone else. I don't even know her. She was saying, 'I'm sorry that I hit you. I thought you were somebody else.' "
Sierra was released from the Hillsborough County jail Sunday after posting $11, 500 bail. She faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a detention facility, jail records show.
Sierra told police she threw the cocktail glass at Hadad because he spit in her face. She told police she wanted him to go to jail if she was going to jail. Later, she told police she couldn't be sure Hadad spit at her.
Inside the patrol car, Sierra acted up, police said.
"She was warned she would be placed in leg restraints if she kicked at my rear door window one more time, " wrote Officer Sven R. Finan.