One Ontario man is facing charges after drunkenly throwing a baseball at a park-goer. A Kingston police investigation has resulted in the 45-year old being charged with assault with a weapon. 

According to a news release, the incident occurred after the accused approached a man hitting balls off a tee in an east-end park.

The accused then picked up a ball and, from a close distance, threw it at the victim, striking him on his leg.


Kingston Police

The victim at first thought his intoxicated attacker was doing him a favour, retrieving balls and throwing them back into the infield. However, things quickly got heated.

The accused reportedly became verbally abusive and ended up throwing one of the balls towards the man. 

Police were able to locate the man's attacker after a brief search of the area.

When approached officers noticed a "strong odour of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and the accused appeared to be intoxicated."

The suspect was transported back to police headquarters. He has since been released and is expected to appear in court.

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