“An 18 year-old man on Monday filed a lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Robert Schilling, his wife, their son Levi and three other people alleging he was severely burned four years ago at the Schilling’s home due to their negligence.”
What is alleged is that Levi Schilling and three of his then-14-year-old pals filled a toy truck with gasoline, set it on fire and rolled it toward the victim, giving him severe burns which caused a five day stay in a hospital.
There’s probably something else going on here since I believe the statute of limitation for negligence is 2 years. However, there are charges of assault, battery,physical and mental pain—to the tune of $50,000 plus costs.
But if Levi Schilling really did what is alleged, he needs to be kept on a short leash—this goes beyond “boys will be boys” into something darker and more dangerous.
If this lawsuit is any indication, it looks like The Schilling Family Soap Opera on the front page of the New York Times is just the beginning of problems for the Schillings.