Kids may say the darndest things, but it's parents who often do the dumbest things.
Upset about his son's lack of playing time in a Pee-Wee baseball game, an Alabama man allegedly attempted to pull a gun on the coach before being disarmed by a pair of fellow spectators, according to multiple reports.
It took all of a few innings on Saturday for Charles Moshier to turn on the coach this season. When Moshier was told to return to his bleacher seat on opening day for a baseball league full of 7- and 8-year-olds in Moody, Ala., he grabbed for a .45-caliber handgun, according to the al.com report.
Thankfully, another man grabbed the gun from Moshier and a city employee subdued the Father of the Year candidate until Moody Police arrived, the local ABC affiliate reported.
"He was arguing with the coach over his son not getting enough playing time on the field," Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt told ABC 33/40. "That was very good on the citizen's part, a very brave action that he did that, because if he had not done that, we don't know what would have happened."
Moody Youth Association president Mike Davis told the news outlet that his organization has always kept a keen eye on Moshier, who has reportedly displayed his overzealous parental problems before, often screaming obscenities from the sidelines.
Moshier has been released from jail on $1,500 bond and faces charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the reports. His gun permit is being revoked, and he will not be allowed near the park.
Meanwhile, the Moody Police Department will elevate its presence at youth baseball games in the future. File under: How did it come to this?
- Sports & Recreation
- Crime & Justice