Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 22-year-old Alberto Escartin Ramos of 2850 New Tampa Hwy #111, Lakeland for one count felony battery of a sports official after he punched the head little league umpire in the face.
According to the affidavit, Ramos disagreed with a call an umpire made, so after the game he went to the clubhouse to complain to the victim, who is the head umpire. Ramos began screaming at the victim, and the victim asked Ramos to leave the ballpark. Ramos responded by screaming he would “kick his ass,” and then punched the victim in the face, cutting the victim’s lip and breaking one of his teeth. The victim was treated by PCFR at the scene.
“This is completely inexcusable – assaulting a little league official while he’s officiating at a game where children are supposed to be having fun, and learning sportsmanlike behavior. Not only was he arrested, he’s also been trespassed from the ballpark.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff
Ramos bonded out of jail after posting $1,000 bond.