A case was recently decided in Bridgeport (Conn.) Superior Court in which the mother of a youth hockey player sued the mother of another player, claiming that she was assaulted – albeit after she allegedly assaulted the defendant’s son.
On Feb. 23, 2008, a Trumbull youth hockey team including [plaintiff’s] 7-year-old son was playing an Easton team with [defendant’s] 10-year-old son at the Wonderland of Ice when [plaintiff] claimed [defendant’s] son unfairly hit her son.
A short time later, [plaintiff] walked over to where [defendant’]s son was sitting on the bench, grabbed his helmeted head in her hands and began banging it against the Plexiglas wall, yelling “don’t hit my son.”
[Defendant], who witnessed the incident from across the ice, ran over and angrily confronted [plaintiff]. During the confrontation, [plaintiff’s] fleece headband was knocked from her head.
“The plaintiff’s case didn’t belong in the witness box, it belonged in the penalty box.”