An Albion man was arrested Sunday at a charity basketball game in Orono after he allegedly got into a fight with coaches who were escorting him out for being disruptive.
James Parsons, 52, was not happy with some calls made by the referee and became vocal about his objections, according to Orono police Capt. Daniel Merrill.
Some coaches started escorting Parsons out of the Orono Middle School gym when he started getting confrontational, he said.
“They were trying to keep it as civil as they could and he got upset and could not be calmed down,” Merrill said.
Once they led him out into the hallway, Parsons fought one of the volunteer coaches and the coach suffered minor injuries to his face.
Parsons was outside the gym when Orono police arrested him and charged him with assault, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for a water fountain that broke during the altercation.
Police believe Parsons was a parent of someone participating in the game.
“It’s something we haven’t had happen before and hadn’t expected at a charity game,” Merrill said. “Unfortunately it’s kind of left a bad taste in some people’s mouths.”