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ONE FOR CHRIS

Filed at 2:56 am under by dcobranchi

Parents can be total wackos:

PHILADELPHIA — A father pulled a gun on a youth football coach because his son wasn’t getting enough playing time, police said.

Wayne Derkotch, 40, was arguing with the coach Sunday morning during a game of 6- and 7-year-olds in northeast Philadelphia when he pulled out the gun, police said.

No shots were fired and no one required medical treatment, authorities said.

Derkotch was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He did not immediately return a telephone message left at his home today.

A referee who allegedly threw a punch at a man also was arrested on assault charges, but it was not clear if that fight was related to the first altercation, police spokeswoman Lisa Rotolo said.

5 Responses to “ONE FOR CHRIS”


Comment by
COD
October 24th, 2006
at 8:31 am

Actually, Don seems to have more problems with parents than I do!


Comment by
Tim Haas
October 24th, 2006
at 11:19 am

An armed youth football coach would be a respected youth football coach.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
October 24th, 2006
at 11:31 am

(Supposedly) true story:

My dad used to ump church-league softball in Upstate SC. At one game (to which, thank God, he was not assigned) an argument between two opposing players escalated to the point that each pulled a gun and started firing into the opposing dugout.


Comment by
Tim Haas
October 24th, 2006
at 11:54 am

The question is, at the next game, were fewer or more people packing?


Comment by
COD
October 24th, 2006
at 2:46 pm

An armed coach will probably win all his coach’s challenges too. Could be good for the winning percentage.