As baseball fans headed toward Petco Park for the August 20th game, at about 6:30 p.m., a car abruptly stopped on the corner of Tenth Avenue and J Street to unload some passengers at the busy intersection. The driver and the passenger exiting the car were immediately approached by a traffic officer and asked to clear out of the way so traffic could keep flowing.

According to witnesses, a young male passenger -- described as being in his early to mid teens -- started mouthing off to the traffic control officer. The officer then allegedly made a comment to the effect that the young man should have been raised better. Upon hearing the remark, the young teen’s mother immediately took offense.

“She went irate and started making a scene,” said a witness. Police officers responded to the disturbance and tried to talk to the woman. The woman, estimated to be in her mid to late 30s, was heard yelling at police: “I don't need some kid to tell me how to raise my kids.” She did not calm down until an officer pulled out a ticket book as if he was going to write her a citation. Whether she was given a ticket is unknown.

Shortly afterward, the traffic officer approached the woman and both were seen shaking hands. As the woman and her family started walking toward the stadium, a man who witnessed the incident stated, “[The controller] is right, she should have raised her kids better.”


SurfPuppy619 Aug. 23, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m.

That kid was me, I'm a Mr. Smarty Pants :)


tomjensen2 Aug. 23, 2009 @ 11:05 p.m.

Just another teenage loud mouth jerk that has a false perception of reality and what the world has in store for him. Mommy won't be there forever to yell at cops for you.


PistolPete Aug. 23, 2009 @ 11:32 p.m.

$10 says he's already got a bullet with his name on it. But I digress. We need more natural selection.


Josh Board Aug. 24, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m.

Obama should invite them over to the White House for a beer. That's what seems to be the thing these days, when idiotic people disrespect law enforcement officers.

Gotta love those idiotic parents, too. They raise horrible kids, and get mad when we call them on it.


k_fleming1904 Aug. 26, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m.

These two should play in traffic more often. Mom, be glad your son got an ear full of words, not a face full of mace. I've seen San Diegan's get worse for less.


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