WFIE is reporting an indpendent wrestler named Adam Gooch assaulted a 24-year-old mentally handicapped fan and has been arrested on assault charges.
Judy Clark of Flat Rock, Illinois says her mother's instinct took over after her 24-year-old mentally handicapped son was assaulted by a professional wrestler during a show.
"I saw it, I got up, and I stopped the show and said, 'You just hit my son,'" Clark said.
Clark says her son, Nathan, has been to hundreds of shows and knew the storyline behind the wrestlers. During the "Strictly Nsane Pro Wresting Event", Gooch was supposed to antagonize his enemy, but police say when his stunt failed, the professional wrestler got angry and lost his cool.
"It appears he attempted to throw a chair into the ring, and it bounced back which may have caused him to become angry, but the fan, or the victim, were actually pointing and laughing at him. The video actually shows him getting into that person's face. In a progression of events, Gooch striking the individual, causing an injury," said Carmi Chief of Police, Randy Hamblin.