St. Paul Man Gets Six Months for Attack on Coach

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A St. Paul man will spend six months in jail for attacking the coach of his son's youth hockey team last year in Inver Grove Heights, according to the Pioneer Press.

Thomas Angelo Tonda, 50, pled guilty to one felony count of making terroristic threats.

During a Dec. 6 practice of the Inver Grove Heights-South St. Paul PeeWee C team, Tonda confronted the assistant coach, choked him and threatened to kill him. Tonda confronted the coach after he disciplined Tonda's son for swinging his hockey stick incorrectly.

Tonda began screaming at the coach and attacked him, declaring: "I'm going to (expletive) kill you."

Tonda faced up to seven years in prison because he violated his five-year probation from a 2009 felony drug conviction.

The coach, Terry Johnson, was not hospitalized, but did miss more than a month of work because of neck pain, the Star Tribune reported.

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