PORTER TOWNSHIP | Police are seeking battery charges against a Porter County woman who was involved in a custody dispute with her ex-husband outside Porter Lakes Elementary School.
The Porter County Sheriff’s Department was called to the school shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday by a Schererville man who told police he had been kicked by his ex-wife.
The man showed police a court order that gave him temporary custody of his child. The man told police that his ex-wife was aware of the court order but had asked if she could meet them at the school so that she could say good-bye to the child.
The husband agreed, according to police.
The man told police that the woman brought her mother, who began harassing the man.
The man told police when he had enough he told his ex-wife it was time to leave, but the woman let him have the child. When he tried to take the child, she started pulling on the child and screaming, according to police.
When the man told her to let go, she kicked him in the testicles, according to police.
Police said the man was able to take the child and get into his car. He called his attorney who advised him to call police.
Police are seeking a warrant for domestic battery, a D-felony, against the mother.