A suburban Chicago man was arrested last week after he allegedly battered and told his daughter's volleyball coach that he would kill him and rape his family members.
John Kasik, 61, was arrested Friday at his home in the 4400 block of Arbor View Drive in Elgin, Ill., police announced Monday, according to the Daily Herald.
Kasik was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, plus felony telephone harassment related to incidents that occurred following Kasik's daughter's removal from the team during a playoff match, the Herald reports.
Violent appeals to youth sports coaches from parents are not altogether rare. Last month, a Brighton Township, Pa. man was charged with making terroristic threats after saying he would “put a bullet” in the head of the coach of his son's youth football team if his son was ever benched during a game.
During a Memorial Day weekend pee-wee baseball game earlier this year, a Long Island, N.Y. father threatened to beat up the coach of a rival team and subsequently stalked and threatened his rival and his rival's family for months to follow, police say.