Massachusetts Arrest Involves “Deadly” Weapon: French Fries

If you’ve ever wondered just how easy it is to get yourself arrested, and might need the services of a Norfolk County criminal defense attorney, wonder no more.

This past week, a 26-year-old man was arrested, for allegedly throwing hot McDonald’s French fries at his young stepdaughter. The alleged incident occurred in Lowell, where James Hackett allegedly had an argument with his wife. When his stepdaughter chimed into the conversation, Mr. Hackett allegedly threw the hot French fries at her. At this writing, the stepdaughter is not seriously hurt. No real surprise there.

Mr. Hackett pleaded not guilty to Lowell assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and is free on bail. How Lowell police concluded that a french frie was a dangerous weapon, is a stretch to say the least.

It just goes to show you that you can never be too careful. Next thing you know, someone will be arrested for assault and battery for throwing a hot apple pie or a hamburger, or worse, getting in Ronald McDonald’s face.

And as a Boston-Dedham assault and battery attorney, let me reiterate that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in these situations. Even the ones that may well end up in a skit on Saturday Night Live.