I hope everyone had a fun Mother’s Day, taking dear ol’ Mom out to dinner ‘n’ such. It’s the least you could do, since your mom does so much for you - like attacking other kids who’ve been taunting you.
(But not a Little League assault-free zone)
41-year-old Jodi Scheffler from Kirkland, Washington, was arrested a weekend ago after she allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old Little League player who was giving her son a hard time after a game.
But it all could have been avoided had Jodi’s son been a better sport.
From the KIRKLAND REPORTER:
Witnesses said during Saturday’s baseball game, Scheffler’s son mouthed off to one of the coaches and was told to sit out the rest of the game.
After the game, Scheffler allegedly approached a 12-year-old boy on the opposing team and his brother when she noticed they were taunting her son, according to police documents. The squabble then escalated as Scheffler called the 12-year-old “white trash” and told him to “shut his mouth,” grabbing his chin and shoving him backwards, the boy told police.
There were no visible injuries to the 12-year-old, except maybe the bruising of his pride. But Scheffler has her own side to the story:
Scheffler told police during her interaction with the boy, he made an annoying noise, at which point she “touched his face without pressure and told him to stop talking,” demonstrating how she took her right hand and her fingers on one side of the boy’s chin and her thumb on the other.
The ol’ Vulcan neck pinch. Works every time.
Scheffler was eventually charged with fourth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor that has a maximum penalty of up to one year of jail. But after her booking, she was released on her own recognizance.
So if you see Jodi at any future Little League games, make sure your kid keeps quiet - unless your child deserved to be shoved & insulted.