An example of a kids baseball game, not the game from the story. Via Wikimedia Commons
An example of a kids baseball game, not the game from the story. Via Wikimedia Commons

A 30-year-old man, who allegedly attacked a youth baseball coach with a bat for benching his son during a game in Pasadena, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Miguel Angel Mejia of Pasadena allegedly swung a baseball bat at the coach during a game Tuesday at Villa Park after the victim benched Mejia’s son. Other parents intervened in the alleged attack, prosecutors said.

Mejia was arrested Tuesday night by Pasadena police and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.

He is due back in a Pasadena courtroom Oct. 12 for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.

If convicted of the charge, he could face up to four years in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

–City News Service 

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