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A Man Was Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting His Wife with a McChicken Sandwich

The Iowa resident called the police on his wife and said she assaulted him, but they ended up arresting him instead. On the police report, the tool or weapon used was listed as "mc Chicken."

by Zach Sokol
Dec 4 2014, 5:55pm


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On Tuesday, a man in Iowa was arrested for allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife with a McChicken sandwich. At 1 PM, Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, was apparently napping when his wife woke him up holding the sandwich. It's unclear whether she was like, "Here honey, have some of this delicious McDonald's!" or what, but in any case he responded by throwing the sandwich at her, picking it up again, and smashing it in her face, breaking her nose in the process, according to the Des Moines Register.

​​In an interview with a local news station, Hill explained that after he threw the bun at her the first time, she started screaming hysterically. "I was, like, 'Dude, you're freaking out for no reason. Chill out.'"

"She hit me in the nose and busted my lip," he added. "Dude, you just hit me while I'm holding our kid... like, what's wrong with you?"

Hill called the police on his wife and said she assaulted him, but they ended up arresting him instead. On the police report, the weapon used is listed as "mc Chicken." [sic]


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"It doesn't matter what instrument is used to commit the assault," a spokesman for the Des Moines police station told the Des Moines Register. "Domestic abuse is a huge problem. The greater issue is this guy is getting angry over a sandwich."

As for why the fast food item upset him, Hill replied, ​"There's nothing [specific] about McChicken. Some of them just have cartilage in them. It's not something you want to wake up to."

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