Man Arrested After Using McChicken Sandwich to Assault Wife

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Marvin Tramaine Hill II

DES MOINES, Iowa — A picky eater was jailed Tuesday for reportedly using a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich as a weapon against his pregnant wife, according to a police report.

The Des Moines Register reports Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, admitted to police that he threw the sandwich at his wife “because he doesn’t like them.” Hill was arrested for simple domestic assault and taken to the Polk County Jail.

Des Moines police met with Hill at the couple’s home in the 1400 block of 13th Street. Hill told police it was actually his wife who assaulted him.

Hill said his wife woke him up around 1 p.m. with a McChicken in hand. He admitted to police that he became upset and threw the sandwich at her, then picked up some of the bun, throwing it at her again.

The woman went to the bathroom to clean herself up but Hill followed her and began recording her using his cellphone, which he later shared with police. In the video, police saw the woman knock the phone out of his hands.

Hill’s wife had mayonnaise on her shirt and face when officers located her. According to the woman, Hill had forcefully smashed the bun into her face.

Police noted that the woman’s nose was swollen and believed Hill was trying to entice the woman into knocking the phone out of his hands to make her appear aggressive, the report stated. Hill was arrested and his weapons permit was confiscated.

Hill remains in custody at the Polk County Jail.


  • Clyde

    Step away from the bun. Drop the mayo and get those hands up. Rule # 1 women never get agressive.
    Now she can go pay the fine and get him out of jail.

  • SMH

    Pregnant woman, (heavy sigh). My heart aches for the child born into this environment. Weapons revocation justified.

    • C Franck

      Police were involved because he didn’t assault her with a chicken sandwich. He broke her nose with his fist because he wanted a hamburger not a chicken sandwich! The report left that out so they could sell the story!

  • C Franck

    I don’t usually comment on newspaper articles but the victim just happens to be my eight-month pregnant niece. I feel like this news station is making a joke out of a pregnant women getting assaulted. What they didn’t report is that he didn’t just smear the McDonalds chicken sandwich in her face but he also punched her in the face breaking her nose because he wanted a hamburger not a chicken sandwich. The newspaper also didn’t know that Marvin Hill’s grandmother, whom they live with, would not let my niece leave the house or seek medical attention to make sure her unborn child was ok, for several hours. It’s easy to blame the victim but what kind of a human being punches a pregnant women over a chicken sandwich? One that needs to serve some time!

  • s.g.h.

    Living with grandma. Sleeping at 1 p.m.
    I suspect supported by “we the people”. Lock him up. We support him either way but he’ll have no women to assault when they bring him his bologna sandwich.

  • S Stephens

    Um excuse me but what is this thug even doing with a weapons permit?????? , oh wait probably so he can legally carry the illegally acquired guns he has.

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