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Upset with coach, man reaches for handgun at Alabama youth baseball game


A man reached for a loaded handgun at a youth baseball game in Moody, Ala., on Saturday because he was upset with his son's coach.

Al.com reports that Charles Moshier faces charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. A spectator at the game, which featured seven- and eight-year-olds, disarmed Moshier and a city employee helped restrain him until police arrived.

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"He was arguing with the coach over playing time, his son not getting enough playing time on the field," Moody police chief Thomas Hunt told abc3340.com.

Ther Moody sheriff's office told Al.com that Moshier had a pistol permit that is now being revoked.

Matt Davis, president of the Moody Youth Association, promised a greater police presence at the ballpark for future games. In a note to parents on Facebook, Davis wrote, in part: "Each night when the Police start there next shift an officer will come to the park and make a walk through and have a presence in the Park. This will only be when we have games."

Thanks to Prep Rally for bringing this story to our attention.

 

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