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Massachusetts police classify hot pizza as a 'dangerous weapon' during arrest

Microwave-fresh slice reportedly caused first- and second-degree burns to 6-year-old girl's face.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM   |   Comments

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CHICOPEE, Mass., May 6 (UPI) -- During the arrest of a Massachusetts man, a police officer classified a piece of hot pizza as a “dangerous weapon” after it caused first- and second-degree burns.

James Vincent Grass allegedly shoved a piece of freshly-microwaved pizza into a 6-year-old girl’s face and was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment of a child.

The 21-year-old denied the charges against him during his arraignment.

In his incident report, Officer Terry Dec wrote the girl said Grass “threw a piece of pizza in her face” when she stopped the microwave because it was steaming.

When she tried to explain, Grass grabbed the pizza and asked “Do you think this is done?” before allegedly shoving the slice in her face and saying “Is that hot enough?”

According to Grass the girl asked to smell the pizza and he then “pushed her face into it.”

When her mother picked her up, the girl had already popped a blister on her chin and was holding a wet towel to her face.

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