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 5-7-year-olds in northeast Philadelphia, and it turned into a fight between the two men.
Coach Jermaine Wilson is 34, and about 6 feet 3 inches tall. Derkotch is 40, and about 5 feet 9 inches, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Derkotch was losing, and then pulled out the .357 Magnum, police said.
Referee Shawn Henwood shouted for the players to “Come with me!” and they did, following him from the 50-yard line to the far side of the field, then crouching. Screaming mothers rushed toward them, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
No shots were fired and no one required medical treatment, authorities said.
“It was all because his son wasn’t playing enough,” said Capt. John McGinnis. “It’s a very bizarre case.”
“No shots were fired“? Well, thank goodness for that.
And we wonder why the Paris Hiltons of the world and so many other kids from her generation are so f’d up. It’s this whole sense of entitlement that they have, much of which is either enabled or fostered by their nutjob parents.
7 thoughts on “Daddy Git Yer Gun.”
>I don't know if you remember a few years back when this guy in the Boston area beat his son's hockey coach (I believe) to death with a baseball bat over the same or similar thing.I wonder if the world has always been this crazy or thanks to the internet and other ways of disseminated information that we are now all hearing about it.If the latter is true, I think I liked it better when I didn't know.
>Of course I feel sorry for the coach in this situation. Coaches for this age group are generally big-hearted volunteers.The real victim, though, is the little boy with the psycho dad. In ten years, this kid is going to be the one going postal or shooting people on top of the bell tower.
>hey cute picture girly-girl..naaah, i think the kid will probably forget about the whole scenario as he's probably more concentrating on getting the next level on his playstation 2 or x-box.
>I think this is the parent's fault, and even worse for children is when the parent they can't escape gets involved in youth coaching etc to try to further control their child and their opportunities or lack of. 100% certain is the child will grow to be troubled by the legacy of their controlling adult influence.
>Hey, thanks, Lance, but do you really think the kid will forget about all this? His dad probably doesn't even let him play video games…he probably has him throwing the football around 24/7.
>well, i don't think the kid will forget, but then again, he's probably only 6 or 7 years old. if it's a recurring thing, especially within the household (domestic violence) then he'll probably won't forget that incident or any other. it will be embedded in his mind.
>I don't know what you guys are complaining about. I think it's refreshing to see an involved, concerned parent these days.