People angry over lawsuit against 8-year-old boy

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

People are upset about a man's lawsuit against an 8-year-old boy and his father.

David Pfahler sued the boy and his father after the 8-year-old allegedly skied into Pfahler at a ski resort. After the crash, Pfahler had to undergo surgery.

An attorney for Pfahler says people have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering." He says the couple left their Pennsylvania home for the holidays because angry people tied up their phone lines with repeated calls since news reports of the lawsuit.

The Rocky Mountain News says some have sent irate e-mails and made calls to the Denver office of Pfahler's lawyer, while others have called Pfahler's employer to demand he be fired.

The father says his son "tapped" Pfahler's ski boots and that it wasn't a violent crash.

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