Tuesday, October 23, 2007

When Soccer Moms Attack

We've seen enough incidents over the years of parents acting out of control at youth sporting events, but it usually involves fathers in disputes with officials.

This is the first instance I can recall of a soccer mom going on the attack.

And it wasn't even during a game.
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island soccer mom is being charged with hitting her daughter's coach with a folding chair, because he gave her bad directions to a game. Nassau County Police say 33-year-old Alicia Vigil of East Rockaway was arrested at 11:10 p.m. Monday at her home, and charged with reckless endangerment.

Detective Frederick Goldman says the woman's daughter plays for the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Soccer Club. She was apparently upset about the directions the coach emailed her to the field at Sewanhaka High School - for a Sunday afternoon game.

Goldman says the two had words and the mom allegedly swung a folding chair hitting the coach in the face, cutting his lip and cheek.
Maybe she should have used Mapquest.

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