St. Paul Man to Serve 6 Months for Attacking Coach
A 50-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to six months in jail for attacking the assistant coach of his son's youth hockey team in Inver Grove Heights.
Thomas Tonda pleaded guilty in August to one count of terroristic threats, a felony.
According to the Dakota County Attorney, Tonda was also ordered to pay nearly $3,700 in restitution and do 350 hours of community service.
According to the criminal complaint, Tonda began screaming at the coach after the coach gave instructions to his son regarding an on-ice practice incident.
Tonda then put the coach in a choke hold and verbally threatened to kill the coach as he left the area.
The judge said if Tonda offends again he'll get the seven-year sentence.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.