Weird Iowa: Dad Invades Soccer Game; Dad Calls Cops on Son; King Explains Comparing Immigrants to Dogs
It's a given that parents embarrass their kids, but an Iowa City man who blew his cool at a soccer game might take the cake.
Parents always embarrass their teenagers, that's a fact of life.
But an Iowa City man made news after running onto the field during a City High soccer game to stop his son from playing. Benjamin Doyle, 51, of Iowa City, was charged with trespassing for his attempt to focus his son's energy on academics.
In another battle between father and son, Zachary James Gerdes, a 20-year-old Marion man was kicked out of his house, and then allegedly began sleeping in his father's garden shed. Gerdes' father called police, who picked him up on a warrant and charged him with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Rep. Steve King — in Ames on a campaign stop — explained his analogy between picking dogs from of a litter of puppies and the immigrants who came to America. A spokesman said King meant that America received the best of immigrants from around the world who worked for a dream that is eroding due to failed Democratic policies.
An odd bit of crime news resurfaced in Cedar Falls this week. James "D.A." Henderson-El of Waterloo was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Robert James Streeter of Cedar Falls in 1975. The case is being appealed and Henderson-El's sister testified this week that her husband said the gun went off accidentally when he tried to grab it.
Urbandale police last weekend arrested a 65-year-old woman who they say was waving a butcher knife and threatening people at Motel Relax. Police said Judy Fife was upset that the motel manager didn't have a magazine that came in the mail for her. Fife was charged with assault with display of a weapon.