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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Lowell Sun: Man Plans Not-guilty In French Fry Assault

Lowell Sun: Man Plans Not-guilty In French Fry Assault - A 26-year-old Lowell man was released without bail after police arrested him for allegedly throwing hot McDonald’s French fries at his 11-year-old stepdaughter. In Lowell District Court on Monday, James D. Hackett, of 56 Bellvue St., apt. 3, pleaded not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — French fries.

As a condition of his release Hackett must stay away from the victim and have no contact. Lowell police say the state Department of Children and Family services is involved. james hackett assault and battery,

According to police, police received a report at 7:43 p.m. on Friday of the alleged assault. Police allege Hackett, his wife and stepdaughter had just left the McDonald’s on Plain Street when Hackett and his wife, who was driving, began to argue. James Hackett fries,

The 11-year-old stepdaughter, who was in the backseat, chimed in and Hackett allegedly threw the hot French fries in her face, police said.

The girl suffered no significant injuries, police sad. Hackett’s next court date is Aug. 10 for a pretrial conference.