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Youth Baseball Coach Arrested After Allegedly Arguing With Umpire, Threatening Parent With Gun

OK, gang. Florida or Ohio? How about neither! This one happened in Scranton, Pa., where 39-year-old Babe Ruth League coach John Zahradnik was charged Saturday with reckless endangerment and harassment. It started when Zahradnik allegedly argued with an umpire, which escalated into an alleged argument with a woman, which took a turn when another man tried to break it up, after which the kerfuffle got serious when Zahradnik allegedly tried to run down that man with his pickup truck before he got out of the truck and began punching him.

Then, this, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune:

While Mr. Irizarry ran to his own vehicle, Mr. Zahradnik shouted that he had a gun and reached into his truck and pulled out a handgun, according to the complaint.

Another man on the scene, Edwin Acevedo, shouted that Mr. Zahradnik had a gun as there were still several children and parents in the area and pushed him back into his truck at which point Mr. Zahradnik drove off, according to the complaint.


Coach charged with pulling handgun on parent after dispute with umpire [Times-Tribune]
Babe Ruth League Coach Arrested [WNEP]

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