Many people find themselves in a conflict with others at varying points of their lives. Most conflicts involve the exchange of words but can become heated. Unfortunately, a teenager and a woman in Virginia Beach have been charged with assault in connection with an incident involving a man who reportedly admitted to damaging the woman's vehicle.
The incident happened at approximately 9 p.m. on a day in May. According to reports, the elderly victim was a retired wrestling coach who still drives an activity bus for the school that he served. After dropping several students off at a Virginia Beach high school, the man reportedly told reporters that he sideswiped a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old woman.
A verbal altercation allegedly ensued, but the man claims the issue was "settled" when a male teenager approached, allegedly cursing and yelling. He admits that he pushed the teenager but states that he was then assaulted. He then claims that the woman punched him in the face. He reportedly suffered bruises and a broken nose. Both the woman and the teenager have been arrested as a result of the incident and are charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.
Unfortunately, the news media often only hears one side of a story. It is unclear based on the reported version of events if the man's actions may have caused the woman and teenager to fear for their lives. Fortunately, there are attorneys with experience with assault charges in Virginia Beach who can help the two people devise an appropriate response to the claims against them.
Source: wtkr.com, "Retired high school wrestling coach assaulted while driving activity bus in Virginia Beach", Kelly Rule, May 3, 2017