Police: Gun pulled at youth football game

Tempers can flare during youth athletics, but
recent reports that a gun was pulled out during a youth football game has plenty of
parents upset.

Silver Spring Township Police say the incident
happened around 5:45 Sunday evening at Stony Ridge Park.

During a game, an argument started between fans
from opposing teams. The confrontation carried on after the contest. That is
when police say a man went to his car, grabbed and handgun and threatened a

An athletic schedule indicates that a midget
football game between the Cumberland Valley Eagles and York Bears ended during
that time.

Dominick Chatman, a representative with the York
Bears said some adults are ruining the games for kids by making them too
competitive. He hopes this incident will serve as a wake up call.

Some share that sentiment.

“Its just a football game. Its just kids having
fun, out there learning a sport….lighten up, ” Susan Thompson from
Mechanicsburg said.

Police are investigating and told abc27 Tuesday
night they are following several leads in an effort to track down the man who
pulled out the gun.

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