An irate soccer mom who disagreed with a 14-year-old girl’s officiating faces assault charges. Her husband is also charged.
Late in a tournament semifinal game in Pickering, the mother of a player took exception to a call by the teenage ref.
When the referee’s father tried to intervene to protect her, the woman allegedly punched him in the face, yelling at both of them.
That’s when off-duty Durham Region police Det. Tom Dingwall, who was watching a game on an opposite field, overheard the commotion and decided to investigate.
Sandra Gutierrez, 39, and Sergio Vazquez-Lopez, 41, both face charges of assaulting an officer and assault to resist arrest. Gutierrez also faces an additional assault charge.