Police: Crowbar attack prompted by chicken

Dec. 16, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio say a man allegedly beat his brother with a crowbar during a dispute about a piece of fried chicken with a bite taken out of it.

The alleged victim, Thomas Morris, 41, of Akron told investigators the incident began Sunday afternoon when his 37-year-old brother Tony threw a piece of chicken at him at their mother's home while they were both visiting, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Wednesday.

Thomas Morris said his brother accused him of taking a bite out of the chicken piece and placing it back in the frying pan. He told investigators he suggested they take the dispute outside and his brother then attacked him with a crowbar, inflicting a 3-inch laceration on his forehead and other wounds.

The elder brother, who was treated at a local hospital, said Tony Morris fled after he got away and retrieved a shovel from a neighbor's house.

Police said they were called to the home by the mother, who admitted chomping on the piece of chicken in question.

An arrest warrant was issued Sunday for Tony Morris on suspicion of felonious assault, domestic violence and menacing.

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