Grandparents Fight at Little League Game

Little league game ends with grandparents swinging the bat

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    Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margaret and Walter Matthau from the movie Grumpy Old Men.

    On May 19, several grandparents were involved in a physical altercation at their grandson’s little league game. This is not a sequel to Grumpy, or Grumpier Old Men.

    The argument started over an attempted hug. The arriving grandparents approached the boy to greet and hug him. According to the police report, the mother yelled, “Don’t touch my child!” and pushed the approaching 84-year-old great-grandmother to the ground.

    The boy’s grandfather -- from his mother’s side -- then allegedly grabbed an aluminum baseball bat and struck Bryan Wilmott, 52, three times on the back of his head. Wilmott is the boy’s paternal grandfather.

    Concerned bystanders separated the feuding family members until Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived. Since the alleged assaults were not witnessed by the deputies, and no one was in danger at the time of their arrival, no arrests were made.

    Sheriff Larry Fowler said that the case has been investigated and that the results have been forwarded to the Parker County District Attorney's office.

    The family brawl comes in the wake of several notable family feuds, including a deadly Quinceañera in March that left four family members shot, two stabbed, two badly beaten, and one dead.

    Memorial Day marks the start of the family reunion season.