Man Hits Stepdaughter With French Fries!
James Hackett, his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter were driving home after a trip to McDonald’s in Lowell, Massachusetts when it happened. Hackett hit his stepdaughter in the face with French fries, which were covered in hot oil and could have damaged the girl’s face and eyes. Fortunately, nothing of that sort happened but the police arrested him on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
French fries and a dangerous weapon, you may ask? Well, if sausage links can be used to attack a man and injure him seriously, then why not the fries. However, that is not the question here. The question is why did Hackett, a respectable man, out on a fast-food trip with his family, do this? Well, the police report, filed by Hackett’s wife, says that the three were returning home when the husband and wife started having an argument in the front seat of the car about their financial expenditure.
As the bickering went on for some time, Hackett’s stepdaughter, sitting in the backseat, tried to intervene and put a stop to the argument but the poor girl didn’t know what was in store for her. The Massachusetts man, apparently upset at this intervention, threw a container of McDonald’s fries at the girl, which hit her in the face. While the girl did not face any injury from the attack of the fries, Police officer dispatched to the scene, noted in his report that since the fries were hot and oily, these could have burnt the victim’s skin and eyes.
Hackett, who was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon pleaded not guilty. He was released on bail, but with the condition that he would stay away from his stepdaughter. The 26-year-old step-father will be back in the court in August for the pre-trial conference in the case.
Well, you hear of so many unusual weapons being used for attack these days. Be it a raw steak, a sausage, a bread roll, or a minced beef packet, everything has come in handy, at one time or another, whenever someone has wanted to attack someone else. So, the next time you are out eating fast food, don’t forget to duck, just in case!
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