Little League parent investigated after threatening umpire
A parent of a Little Leaguer was briefly investigated by police on Thursday, April 30, after he allegedly told an umpire he was going to “punch him in the face.”
Police responded to the Little League fields at the Wilton Y Thursday around 8 p.m. after an umpire called to report a parent had threatened him during the course of a game.
The parent denied the charges, and the matter will be handled internally by Wilton Little League, police said.
According to the umpire, a coach became irrate during the game after one of his players was called for interfering with a baserunner. After asking the coach to calm down a number of times, the umpire ejected him.
After the coach was ejected, the umpire said, a parent came behind the backstop and repeatedly harassed the official. He eventually told the umpire they should meet up outside the game, and that he would “punch him in the face.”
Police responded to the game, and the parent behind the backstop denied the charges.
Lt. Stephen Brennan, of the Wilton police, said the umpire refused to press charges and said the league would deal with the matter internally.