NJ Little League coach accused of hitting teen ump
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - May 3, 2013 (WPVI) -- Witnesses say a Little league coach in southern New Jersey slapped a 17-year-old umpire who had ejected him from the game.
Berkeley Township police say 43-year-old Thomas Murphy was given summonses for simple assault and simple assault at a sporting event in the presence of children under 16.
Thursday's game between the Little League Dodgers and Mets included players who ranged in age from 10- to 12-years-old.
Detective Sgt. Jim Smith tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/ZEaF4v ) there was an argument about a call on the base paths and the coach smacked the teenage ump in the ear after the umpire threw him out of the game.
The umpire didn't require medical treatment.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com
new jersey, assault, local/state
- Montco hall closes weeks before bride's wedding
- Frost Advisory Overnight 58 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Water main break cancels Cheyney U. classes
- Search continues for robbers in armored car heist
- 1 dead, 1 wounded in Crescentville shooting
- Stalkers have QVC host living in fear
- McNabb serves 1-day sentence after DUI arrest 56 min ago
- 13 pound baby born at Delco hospital
- Tour bus catches fire in Galloway Twp.
- Police: NJ mom drives van into river with 3 kids
- WWII vet gets anonymous surprise in Bucks Co.
- Rangers top Flyers in playoff opener 4-1 55 min ago
- Frost Advisory Overnight
58 min ago