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Father Charged With Child Abuse After 'Punching Teenage Girl for Bumping into his Toddler Son on Ski Slope'

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DailyMail: Father charged with child abuse after 'punching teenage girl for bumping into his toddler son on ski slope'

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A father has been charged with child abuse after allegedly punching a teenage girl in the face for knocking over his four-year-old son on a ski slope.

The girl in question was on a beginners slope in the Vail resort in Colorado, when she swerved to avoid a fallen skier, Vail Daily reported.

She then collided with the boy, whereupon his father, Scott Filler, reportedly hit her in the face.

A ski instructor intervened and Filler, 41, apologised for his behavior after realising his son was not injured, Eagle County Sheriffe's Office Lt. Mike McWilliam said.

The girl was treated for minor injuries at a clinic close to the resort on Beaver Creek Mountain.

Filler, of Georgia, has been summoned to appear in court for a misdemeanor child abuse charge.

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
Sarah B December 23, 2010, 7:09 AM

Is this for real? Is this maybe a step-parent situation? If so, I have had to deal with an abusive setp-father, and it really is not nice.

Kirsten December 23, 2010, 12:40 PM

Yep, this is for real. We had it all over our news here in Colorado. He didn’t know the girl, he just freaked out on her for knocking his son down. Like, who does that? What would he have done if his son had actually been hurt?

Kirsten December 23, 2010, 12:41 PM

Yep, this is for real. We had it all over our news here in Colorado. He didn’t know the girl, he just freaked out on her for knocking his son down. Like, who does that? What would he have done if his son had actually been hurt?

Anonymous December 23, 2010, 5:39 PM

I think people in the comments section should show a little more sympathy towards the father. Think about the number of

“NOBODY TOUCHES MY CHILD. IF THEY DO I WILL…”

comments under articles such as the one about the teacher who cut that child’s hair without permission a while ago.

You’re all happy to threaten violence when it comes to your child but feel you have the right to condem it when it’s another person protecting his own son. Besides, the word ‘minor’ was used to describe her injuries. Next time she’s out on the slopes, maybe she’ll slow down a little and pay attention to her surroundings a bit more.

I wish the father well. I hope he has a good Christmas with his son.

Anonymous December 23, 2010, 5:40 PM

I think people in the comments section should show a little more sympathy towards the father. Think about the number of

“NOBODY TOUCHES MY CHILD. IF THEY DO I WILL…”

comments under articles such as the one about the teacher who cut that child’s hair without permission a while ago.

You’re all happy to threaten violence when it comes to your child but feel you have the right to condem it when it’s another person protecting his own son. Besides, the word ‘minor’ was used to describe her injuries. Next time she’s out on the slopes, maybe she’ll slow down a little and pay attention to her surroundings a bit more.

I wish the father well. I hope he has a good Christmas with his son.

Anonymous December 25, 2010, 12:21 AM

Anonymous rtfa! The girl swerved to avoid a fallen skier and hit the little boy. She didn’t need to “slow down” and it was the DUHDIE that needed to “pay attention” to “surroundings”. His son should not have been on the slope if he wasn’t going to be taken cared of. His kid gets hurt and his first response is to punch someone repeatedly in the face.

Seriously December 29, 2010, 10:16 AM

I think Annoymous is joking because they cannot possibly be defending a grown man punching a 14 year old girl - It was an accident, does anyone know how many people suffer ski injuries per year - thousands. Everyone knows when you ski you take risk. Which brings to what was a four year old doing on the slopes in the first place. He did not check to see if his son was OK because he was too busy punching the lights our of the girl. He’s a doctor, what happened to do no harm and what kind of message is he sending to his son who had to witness this. Even if it was an adult man there was no excuse to use violence. I hope after he goes to jail that he gets his medical license revoked for the simple fact that he did not check to see if his own child was injured, which he was not.


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