Jennifer Connell, a 54-year-old human resources manager from Manhattan, is seeking $127,000 in damages from her young nephew, Sean Tarala, for allegedly breaking her wrist in 2011. She is asking for a six-member Superior Court Jury to hold the boy accountable for the alleged incident, the CT Post reports.
Connell claims her injury occurred when she visited the youngster's Westport, Connecticut, home for his eighth birthday party on March 18, 2011. According to her testimony given on Oct. 9, the boy had just received a red two-wheeler bicycle for his birthday and was riding it around the home when she arrived.
When the boy saw Connell, he reportedly dropped the bicycle to the ground and shouted, "Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen!" He then leaped into her arms, causing her to fall and break her wrist.
“All of a sudden he was there in the air,” Connell testified before Judge Edward Stodolink in court. “I had to catch him, and we tumbled onto the ground. I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.”