This afternoon in a crowded park that has been recently been made for SMALL children I had a 14 year old kid throw a leather football straight at me (he was about 8foot away) and really violently after I asked him to leave the park and play his aggressive game of catch somewhere else (there was only 70 other acres of park to choose from). He had just knocked someone elses 3 year old over with the ball and was throwing it around way too hard in such a small spacce. I was with my five and three year old kids and he had previously just missed my little girl. By the way, only one parent out of a packed park asked me if I was ok. My arm is really bloody sore, three eye witnesses seen him do it, but for some reason I feel like I shouldn't have called the police. (He was at the same time hurling abuse and to be honest I felt quite intimidated.). Was I right to ask him to leave? Should I not have brought my kids in to the play area because he was there and being so rough in the first place? Should I have called the police? (I am still waiting for them to come and take a statement) I really don't know .... so any clarity would be quite appreciated. Oh yeah and he just punched another kid straight in the face apparently. Had I have known this little gem maybe I would have gone to another park - but should I have to do that I just don't know what kind of world we live in anymore.