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"McCrime": Iowa man assaults pregnant wife with McChicken sandwich

Marvin Tramaine Hill II if Iowa was arrested for attacking his pregnant wife with a McChicken in their home, Dec. 2, 2014
Marvin Tramaine Hill II if Iowa was arrested for attacking his pregnant wife with a McChicken in their home, Dec. 2, 2014
Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office

How can something so innocent like McDonald's McChicken sandwich be a weapon of choice in a crime, one Iowa man was able figure out how to make it possible. A man was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2014 for attacking and assaulting his wife with a McChicken sandwich after she surprised him with the McDonald's treat. Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21 was charged with domestic assault after his violent food fight in their home. After the attack, his pregnant wife was in the hospital with injuries to her face and nose.

The suspect has a vehement hatred of the McChicken line of food. He called the police to crime scene, and tried to pin the attack on his wife. Hill's plan in the end backfired, his cell phone recording of the events, his wife's injuries and his eventual confession.

It all started at around 1pm when the man's wife surprised her husband with the lunch sandwich waking him up to it. Hill, who claimed he was angry "because he doesn't like them," took the sandwich and hit his wife in the face with it. He then "smashed" her it again in the face with some of the remaining bun. Hill originally told police his wife was the one that started the fight.

In his attempt to frame his wife, Hill used his cellphone to record the event. He starting to record what happened after he first hit his wife in the face, when she went to clean herself off from the remnants of the sandwich, which was all over the room when the police arrived. The husband taunted his wife so much that she knocked the phone out of his hand, but the police were still able to determine from the evidence that he was in fact the "aggressor." When the police arrived the wife had McChicken residue on her and her clothes including mayonnaise.

The wife was in fact in a far more dangerous situation; Hill had a weapons permit and weapons in the house, which the police confiscated. Hill is being kept at the Polk County Jail.

Bonnie K. Goodman is the Editor of the Academic Buzz Network, a series of political, academic & education blogs which includes History Musings: History, News & Politics. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies, both from McGill University, and has done graduate work in Jewish history at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies program. She covers US, Canadian, Israeli and international news, anything from crime to human interest stories and everything in between.

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