BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman is suing her 12-year-old nephew in Connecticut for $127,000 for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.
The Connecticut Post reports that New York City resident Jennifer Connell says the Westport boy, then 8 years old, acted unreasonably when he leaped into her arms at his birthday party.
According to PIX 11, the boy was riding his brand new bike when he noticed his aunt arrived at the birthday party. He came running to her and shouted "Auntie Jen, I love you." The 50 pound nephew jumped into her arms, sending the two tumbling to the ground.
She says he caused her to fall and break her wrist. She is asking a six-member Superior Court jury to find the boy liable for the injuries.
The 54-year-old Connell testified she loves her nephew but thinks he should be held accountable. Along with her injuries, her social life has allegedly taken a tumble as well, PIX 11 reports.
"I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate," she allegedly said in court.
According to PIX 11, the boy and his father appeared in court, and both seemed confused at the whole proceeding.
The boy lost his mother last year, PIX 11 reports.