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PASADENA (AP) — Authorities say a man from Pasadena has been charged with going after a youth baseball coach with a bat for benching his son.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say 30-year-old Miguel Mejia was charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say that on Tuesday Mejia got into an argument with his son’s coach during a game at a park in Pasadena.

They say he went after the coach with the bat and took a swing. But he was stopped by other parents before he could do serious damage.

He could get four years in prison.

A message seeking comment left at a number listed for Mejia was not immediately returned.