Women argue after North Summit basketball game
Two women identified as parents were reportedly involved in an altercation after a North Summit basketball game last week, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
At around 9:30 p.m., dispatch received a call from one of the women claiming the other had attacked her.
No one witnessed the altercation, which occurred outside the gymnasium of North Summit High School after the game, and the report doesn’t indicate if it was related. According to a report, the women, ages 35 and 37, had a history of confrontation.
The report says the altercation began when one of the women was talking to her son and the conversation somehow led to the two women getting upset with each other. It said one of the women flipped the other off and the other pinched and pushed her.
"It doesn’t say what started the altercation or why they weren’t getting along, but it seems like we just have these two individuals who dislike each other and happen to be at the same event," said Kacey Bates, a detective with the Sheriff’s Office. "It could happen anywhere."
No citations have yet been issued and deputies did not respond to the scene. North Summit High School’s school resource officer was off duty and not on campus at the time. Bates said sporting events are rarely policed, unless it is a rivalry or championship game.
The report said detectives are in the process of obtaining video surveillance that may contain evidence of the assault. It has not yet been received.
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