Wife hit in head with thrown raw chicken
MAY 17–During an argument in their Florida home, a man threw a piece of raw chicken at his wife, striking her in the head, according to police who arrested the alleged poultry pelter for battery.
Cops charge that Thomas Reece, 34, and the victim got into a “verbal argument over a family issue” Friday evening at their St. Petersburg residence.
As detailed in an arrest affidavit, Reece “got mad, took a piece of raw chicken, and threw it at” his 34-year-old spouse. The chicken struck the woman in the back of the head.
Reece’s wife subsequently gathered up his clothes in a laundry basket and placed them by the front door, “telling him he had to leave.” Reece then tossed the basket across the room, striking his wife with the container, cops allege.
Reece reportedly “admitted to these actions,” according to affidavit, which identifies the accused as an employee of Lowe’s.
The 6’ 4”, 274-pound Reece was arrested for domestic battery and booked into the county jail on the misdemeanor count. Reece, who was released on his own recognizance yesterday afternoon, has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with his wife.
Reece’s rap sheet includes a 2013 grand theft charge that was dismissed after he successfully completed a pretrial intervention program. He also was arrested in 2009 for domestic battery, but prosecutors declined to file charges in that case.