Man arrested for assaulting soccer player, referee
Police say attacks followed what suspect thought was a referee's bad call
The Riveside county sheriffs department said it arrested a Cathedral city man Saturday at Thousand Palms Community Park.
Deputies say Rafael Delfin, 38, ran onto a soccer field, pushed a 9-year-old player to the ground and kicked the referee in the leg because he disagreed with a call he made.
Deputies arrested Delfin at about 11:30 a.m.
The alleged assaults occurred during a children's soccer game.
The child was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The referee was not injured.
Delfin was arrested for battery on a child and battery on a referee.
He was transported to Riverside County Jail in the city of Indio and booked.