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Father Says Daughter Was Bullied At Littleton Fun Center

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Alfonso Garcia with his daughter Kristina (credit: CBS)

Alfonso Garcia with his daughter Kristina (credit: CBS)

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – A father took a stand after he says his 12-year-old daughter was bullied in the ball pit inside Fun City in Littleton.

Alfonso Garcia’s daughter and friend suffered welts Saturday when he says a 9-year-old boy — among others — pelted them with the plastic balls in a ball pit.

Garcia says the boy’s uncle agreed with him that the constant barrage of balls constituted bullying.

The boy’s parents objected to him talking to the boy about his behavior, however.

Garcia says there should be zero tolerance for bullying.

“Bullying is a big deal and when kids are telling other kids to stop and they are being hurt and they are screaming at them to stop, at that point it’s a pretty serious situation and the employees have an obligation to intervene and at least put that to an end,” Garcia said.

Fun City says it did act quickly by removing both parties from the ball pit.

The workers disagreed with Garcia that the boy and his parents should have been kicked out of the building altogether.

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials said what happened is classified as third-degree assault, but since the child is not old enough to commit a crime, he’s been cleared.

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