MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Police said 37-year-old Shelly Miller attacked his daughter's basketball coach. On Thursday he appeared in LaPorte County Superior Court to face charges related to the March 8 attack.
Outside the courtroom, WSBT News asked Miller about his charges. He didn't say a word, but we got an earful from his family members.
One man told WSBT'S John Paul that Miller is a "model citizen" who did nothing wrong.
Paul asked if Miller punched the coach – the man's reply: "If he did...." then stopped. "I don't know.”
The remarks got worse as Miller walked to his car.
"Yeah, he hit a coach. [So what?]" said Wynter Goodwin. Her remarks were followed by several expletives and charges of racism.
Goodwin believes Miller has been disenfranchised. She compared his situation to other incidents in Michigan City. When WSBT'S John Paul asked how Miller's case was a racial issue when he was charged for punching the coach, Goodwin replied,"So what are you saying, he wasn't supposed to?"