Despite what your fat uncle Tony in Buffalo says, chicken wings are not the fix-all answer to all of the world's problems. Just ask Myakka City resident Patrick Arthur. He just got arrested for throwing a bowl of chicken wings at his wife.
According to the Smoking Gun, the 51-year-old has been married to his wife, Darlene, for three years, but the honeymoon has long been over. The two apparently bicker all the time, and on Monday night, Patrick had had it.
According to his side of the story, he was fed up with the marriage and tried to leave the house, but Darlene blocked his way. She wouldn't leave him alone and let him leave. So Arthur grabbed a bowl of chicken wings and threw it at her.
The wings struck Darlene in the upper body, and her daughter decided to call 911.
When police arrived, they found Arthur, presumably calmer, sipping on a glass of red wine. Darlene told police she didn't want to press charges, but police ignored the request and hauled Arthur off for misdemeanor battery.
The kicker? The couple live in Wingate Road, which seems like an appropriate place for a chicken-wing-related scandal to occur.
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And now chicken wings join the growing list of food products that have been involved in Florida domestic arguments. Welcome to the hall of shame:
- A can of shrimp
- Taco sauce
- Chicken nuggets
- The Golden Corral buffet
- An entire Waffle House
- A shot of Vodka
And those are just the one's we've written about and can remember.