Cops: Man Pushed 9-year-old, Kicked Ref at Soccer Game
Rafael Delfin Sequeda was arrested for attacking a player and referee at a soccer game. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department / October 9, 2012)
Authorities said Rafael Delfin Sequeda, 38, was watching a children's soccer game in Thousand Palms Community Park on Saturday when he got upset with the ref's call and stormed the field at about 11:30 a.m.
Sequeda "ran onto the field, pushed a nine-year-old player to the ground and kicked the referee in the leg," according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities arrested Sequeda for battery.
The 9-year-old was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the referee was not significantly hurt.