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New Jersey Mom of 3 Threatened to Punch Police Officer at Softball Game

Police in New Jersey say a mother who was asked to leave a youth softball game for bad sportsmanship is now being held in jail for threatening to punch a police officer.

Jefferson Township Police say the 41-year-old Wharton woman was charged Monday with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on an officer at a sporting event and simple assault at a sports event.

Records show Officer Daniel Florio responded Monday afternoon to a report of an adult woman arguing with a coach at a youth softball game involving kids under the age of 16. Officials say the woman then threw punches and threatened Florio.

The Record reports the mother of three was released Tuesday on conditions, and is due back in court on July 13.

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