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Man charged with assault after throwing French fries at step daughter


A woman holds French fries and mayonnaise on the "Chips Revolution' Day" in Leuven on Feb. 17,2011.


Georges Gobet

On the surface, it sounds like a food fight. But police say it's far more serious. A man in Lowell, Massachusetts allegedly threw French fries at his step daughter. Afterwards, he was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Lowell Sun reported

Police say that James Hackett, 26, got in a fight with his wife as they left a McDonald's. His wife's daughter then joined in the fight, CBS reported. In response, Hackett threw his hot, oily French fries at her face. Luckily, the girl was not seriously hurt.

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Following the fry-throwing, Hackett was arrested and asked to make a plea in the Lowell District Court on Monday, the Lowell Sun reported. He pleaded not guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and was released from jail without bail. He has been ordered to stay away from his step daughter and also must make a court appearance in August to address the charges. The step daughter is just 11 years old.