While I strongly agree that Tigger should not have hit that kid we do not know what led up to the punch. Maybe the kid did something a little inappropriate and deserved a little slap.
In the spirit of bushido!
The State Attorneys Office announced Thursday it will not press charges against Michael J. Fedelem.
Prosecutors made the decision after reviewing a complaint from the teens father, Jerry Monaco, 34, also of Greenville.
Reached at his home Friday night, Monaco said he was not aware of the decision, but would not comment further, referring all questions to his attorney.
Believe me, I would love to comment, Monaco said.
Monacos attorney, Drew Romanovitz, of Salem, Mass., said he was aware of the legal decision and accepted it.
Whether or not they were privy to all the facts is another issue, he said.
Romanovitz was tight-lipped about the case as well, stating that he felt it best todirection we are going to take at this point, Romanovitz said.
We are looking at all options, he said, adding later, We are hoping we can get the matter resolved for all parties satisfaction.
To be honest, the contact between tigger's hand and the boys face looks accidental.
Tigger applied the armlock with his right arm (going by the video) to stop the boy from doing something, then reached around with his left to (presumably) steady the boy and put some space between them, and to make it look less like an armlock. Unfortunately, his paw connected with his face and it ended up looking ten times worse.
At least, thats how it looks to me.
I imagine any civil suit would take place in Florida, and the commute by a New Hampshire family and a Massachusetts lawyer would be a significant constraint.