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Father of Benched Youth Baseball Player Charged for Assaulting Coach

PASADENA – A 30-year-old Pasadena man was charged with assaulting his son’s youth baseball coach after his son was benched on Tuesday.  

During the game, the defendant, Miguel Angel Mejia got into a verbal altercation with the coach over his son being benched at the Villa Park game. Mejia then allegedly grabbed a bat and swung it at the coach.  Other parents intervened, preventing the assault.

Mejia is being charged with a single felony count of assault with a deadly weapon and if convicted as charged may face up to four years in prison.

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