Assault with a deadly french fry

5:17 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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LOWELL, Mass. - Police in the suburban Boston city of Lowell arrested a man last Friday after he got into a fight with his wife and stepdaughter, charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon. The weapon of choice? McDonald's French Fries.

According to a Lowell police report, the man, James Hackett got into an argument with his wife after they went through a McDonald's drive-thru location. As the argument became more heated, the step-daughter, sitting in the back seat, tried to interject to bring the level of anger down between Hackett and his wife.

Hackett, the report said, picked up the container of fries and tossed it in the step-daughter's face. The report went on to say that even though the step-daughter was not hurt, the oil from the fries could "cause burning to the skin and eyes."

Boston TV station WBZ says that Hackett has appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A pretrial conference has been set for early August. In the meantime, he's been ordered to stay away from his stepdaughter.

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