A Des Moines, Iowa man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife with a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the couple’s residence, where Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, confessed to throwing the McChicken at his wife. He admitted he did it because “he doesn’t like them.”
Hill added that his wife woke him up at about 1 p.m., and presented him with the sandwich. Hill then threw it at her, causing it to come apart. He then picked up a bun, and threw that as well.
When police arrived, the woman’s face and shirt was covered in mayonnaise, and she claimed that Hill forcefully rubbed the McChicken onto her.
Directly after the incident, the woman ran to the bathroom, and Hill began recording her with his cell phone. Police reviewed the video, which showed the woman attempting to knock it out of his hands. According to the police report, the woman’s nose was slightly swollen, and the video made it appear that Hill was trying to provoke his wife to strike him and look more aggressive.
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Hill was booked at Polk County Jail for domestic assault, and his weapons permit has been revoked.
Man used McChicken as a weapon – http://t.co/pT6zXhdbvq Didn't know you needed a weapons permit to carry a McChicken sandwich in Iowa.
— William Knowles (@c4i) December 3, 2014
my goals are to assault someone with a McChicken sandwich
— kate gambino (@NIPSLlP) December 3, 2014
The McDonald’s McChicken was originally introduced in 1980, but poor sales caused it to be replaced by Chicken McNuggets. The McChicken was reintroduced in 1986, but then was replaced by the Crispy Chicken Deluxe in 1996. Due to an enormous amount of fan mail and petitions regarding the sandwich, the McChicken was brought back in 1998.
Can I get a boneless mcchicken pic.twitter.com/tf7wZneGng
— DB (@dbfromthewicked) December 1, 2014
The McChicken is now a part of the McDonald’s Dollar Menu, and has apparently become weaponized.