DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines man is making international news after he was arrested for assaulting his pregnant wife -- with a McDonald's McChicken sandwich.
Marvin Hill says his wife brought him the sandwich, even though he doesn't like McChicken. We asked him, "What is it about McChicken?" "There's nothing about the McChicken," Hill said, "I just...some of them have like cartilage in them and I don't like them. It's not something that you want to wake up to and then see like, 'oh, my wife brought me a McChicken.'"
He says that led to a fight. "I don't know. I was mad. I threw the bun at her hair," Hill said, "After the bun hit her in the hair she started screaming hysterically and I was like 'dude, you're...you're freaking out for no reason. Chill out.'"
So, Hill says, instead of comforting his wife he thought it would be funnier to video tape her tantrum. "I picked up our daughter. She goes to the bathroom to clean the mayo out of her hair and stuff and then I was filming it because she was cussing me out the whole time as I was holding out daughter and stuff," Hill says, "She hit me in my nose, she busted my lip and I was like 'dude you just hit me while I'm holding our kid. Like what's wrong with you.'"
Hill called the police, and they wound up arresting him for assault. On the police report, under "tool or weapon used," police wrote "McChicken."
"Like even the cops when they was talking to me they were like 'they really arrested you for that?' and I was like 'yeah. I don't know what to tell you. That's the only weapon I had...a McChicken.'"
According to the police report, Mrs. Hill told officers her husband pushed the bun into her face, causing redness on her nose. Police say Mr. Hill was the aggressor in the incident and was trying to entice her into knocking his phone out of his hands to make it appear as though she was the aggressor.
Like most couples, Hill says he and his wife have had fights over the past five years they've been together, but nothing involving fast food. Now, the story of his un-happy meal has gone viral, being picked up by news agencies all over the world. "I mean it sucks. Because I'd never want to be famous for that. Nobody wants to be famous for beating their wife," Hill says, "I just hope it goes away. Like I don't want to be remembered as like the McDonald's McChicken bandit dude."