I had my son in a back carrier, he's 15 months old. I was in the produce section when I feel someone trying to pick him up out of the carrier.
I swing around and the woman is standing ther. I ask her what the fuck she thinks she's doing, she said that she's just trying to hold him. I told no and fuck off. At this point she kicks me very hard in the leg, so I slapped her as hard as I could and she fell to the ground.
Luckily there were witness who called the police and stuck around when they arrived. The woman was arrested for battery. The police said that I shouldn't worry since I acted in defense of myself and my son, they also made a note that she attempted to take him out of his carrier.
Yesterday I received a letter from a lawyer. The woman wants $10,000 for "damages" and "discrimination" or they will ruin my name and career.
Isn't that extortion? Should I just take the letter down to the station and let them deal with it or do I need a lawyer?