Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Savage DiaryThe Savage Diary

Court & Law

Son files lawsuit after father chokes to death in taco eating contest

The son of a California man who choked to death during a taco-eating contest has filed a negligence suit against event organizers.

Marshall Hutchings filed the suit Monday alleging father Dana Hutchings was warned about the risks involved in such contests, according to the Associated Press.

Hutchings, 41, died after he choked on tacos during a competition amid a Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball game on Aug. 13, 2019. The competitors attempted to eat as many tacos as possible during an allocated amount of time.

Fresno Sports and Events, the owner of the Grizzlies, is named in the lawsuit.

Grizzlies President Derek Frank said he would not be making any public comments regarding the suit.

Hutchings’ attorney, Martin Taleisnik, said that for competitive eating competitions professionals train and make themselves physically ready for the contests. 

“But that is not always present in an amateur eating contest,” he said. “The conductors of this event should have made the risks known to the competitors and taken steps to protect them.”



You May Also Like


(Photos by Alex Wong/Getty Images) OAN’s Abril Elfi3:31 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 Republican Representative Matt Gaetz reportedly confronted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy at...


(Photo illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images) OAN’s Brooke Mallory3:33 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 The diabetic treatment Ozempic, which has gained popularity for not...


OAN’s Daniel Baldwin3:45 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 45th President Donald Trump makes his pitch to union and non-union auto-workers in Michigan. One America’s...


OAN’s Monica Paige4:00 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 Hunter Biden’s China-backed business partners sent him more than 250-thousand-dollars back in 2019. One America’s...


OAN’s Monica Paige4:20 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 While every state becomes a border state under the Biden Administration, the cities along the...


(Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images) OAN’s Brooke Mallory4:53 PM – Thursday, September 28, 2023 Terminology like “beast mode,” “bracketology,” and “goated” are among...


All the cases and investigations you may have missed this week. By: OAN Advertisement


A Hawaiian Electric employee repairs power lines in the aftermath of the Maui Fires in Lahaina, West Maui, Hawaii, August 17, 2023. (Photo by...