Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Chasco Fiesta carnival operator accused of slapping child's rear

NEW PORT RICHEY – A carnival ride operator was arrested over the weekend after, police say, he spanked a girl as she got on the ride during Chasco Fiesta.

Nicholas Berg "slapped her on her buttocks" as the girl started to get on a slide in the funhouse at the carnival in Sims Park, a New Port Richey Police report states.

Berg, 28, told an officer he touched the girl on her back, not her buttocks.

New Port Richey Police did not provide the girl's age.

Berg, of Seminole, was arrested on a charge of simple battery. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail on $500 bail.

Chasco Fiesta carnival operator accused of slapping child's rear 04/15/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 15, 2013 6:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November

    Blogs

    Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.

    This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10.
  2. Taking heat from some for Charlottesville remarks, Rubio denounces the 'other side'

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio, who has come under fire for not denouncing the “Antifa,” did so in a speech last night in Florida, bemoaning people “on the other side of the political spectrum who …

    Marco Rubio on the campaign trail in 2015
  3. How to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Cooking

    Don't enjoy breakfast but need to get something in your stomach? Cranky around 3 p.m. and need a jolt of energy? Have trouble getting your daily recommended fruit servings? This smoothie is the cure for all of that and more. It's become my morning go-to. The secret ingredient here is kefir, a probiotic product that's …

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  4. How to tell if the price is right on your next prescription

    Medicine

    Filling a prescription is no longer the simple errand you run after a doctor visit.

    Photo illustration. [iStockphoto.com]
  5. Rubio to Seminole County GOP: 'America is going to be okay'

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a reshaped stump speech Tuesday night to the Seminole County GOP, touching on many of the same points he made as a presidential candidate but adapting it to the tumultuous politics of the moment.

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami.