The redacted police report from Aaron Kromer's weekend arrest in Florida was released by the Walton County Sheriff's Department on Monday with a few more grisly details. The Buffalo Bills' offensive line coach is facing a misdemeanor battery charge.
Names and ages of the three boys he approached at Inlet Beach were not listed. But, per the report, it all began with Kromer, 48, "yelling at the boys about using their beach chairs that they left by the beach access."
From there, it turned worse. The report continues:
"Aaron grabbed their fishing pole from them and threw their pole into the water. Aaron then pushed (alleged victim) to the ground and punched him in the face. Aaron then told the boys to return the chairs to where they found them. (Victim) stated that Aaron told him that if he reported him to police that he would kill his family."
The report then offered a new detail. After the push/punch/threat, Kromer then returned to his residence, while his son, Zachery, talked to the boys about the chairs "and tried to help them locate their fishing pole before returning to the residence."
Police "determined that Kromer did willfully and intentionally strike (victim) against his will," causing bodily harm "to his left eye."
Thus, while Kromer is allegedly being abusive and threatening, his son apparently tried to help the three boys after the confrontation.
Most of the police report is redacted. Still, it does have two witnesses supporting the statement that Kromer hit the boy.
In a statement on Sunday, the Bills said "We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts.”