June 05, 2012

Joe Mongeon - Jailed After Assaulting 9-Year-Old Boy Who Beat Him At A Water Balloon Fight

Scranton, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) - Joe Mongeon, a 33-year-old Scranton man was jailed Saturday after he allegedly beat up a 9-year-old boy after loosing a water balloon fight to him.

According to Scranton police, Mongeon was reportedly visiting friend at the Valley View Terrace Apartments in south Scranton when he engaged in a water balloon fight with a young boy.

The fight turned into an assault, however, when the young boy nailed Mongeon with a water balloon.

Investigators say Mongeon chased the child down, pushed him to the ground, and began kicking him repeatedly. When the child's mother attempted to intervene, Mongeon punched her, then fled the scene.

The child's mother stated that the boy is recovering from his injuries, and that he was only throwing the water balloons at the ground.

Mongeon was booked into jail and charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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