Kentucky man arrested for throwing ham at woman during argument over which day Christmas dinner should take place
21-year-old David Brannon was arrested and charged after deputies responded to his residence over reports of a domestic dispute
The holidays can often be a grating time for many, and arguments are a given when you're forced to be in close quarters with so many members of your family all at once. But in what can only be described as one of the more puzzling altercations to unfold, authorities revealed that a Kentucky man was arrested after he threw a ham at a woman during an argument over which day Christmas dinner should take place.
According to a press release by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, deputies Josh Scott and Allen Turner responded to reports of a domestic dispute at a residence in Love Road, approximately two miles north of London, on the night of Sunday, December 23.
When they arrived at the scene, the suspect, 21-year-old David D. Brannon, attempted to flee from the deputies but was caught and detained. A cursory investigation revealed that an assault had occurred following an argument over which day the family should have Christmas dinner.
Angered, Brannon had reportedly begun throwing items at the woman, including the ham meant for the dinner. Deputies found several items on the floor of the kitchen, confirming the victim's claims and subsequently arrested the 21-year-old.
The press release states that following his arrest, Brannon was charged with fourth-degree assault, and fleeing or evading police on foot, a second-degree offense. He was booked into the Laurel County Detention Center, with it unclear when he is scheduled for his hearing in court or whether he was being represented by a lawyer.
Unsurprisingly, the bizarre nature of the crime meant the announcement of the arrest by the sheriff's office was met with jokes from local residents. One wrote, "Has the ham been taken in for evidence?" while another commented, "When you literally go ham on someone!"
One also quoted Otis Campbell, posting, "Hit her in the face with a leg of lamb," though there were a few who condemned Brannon's behavior in a more serious tone as well. "No patience and aggressive behavior is a bad Christmas. Prayers for the victim...," they said.
Online records reveal the 21-year-old ended up spending both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day behind bars. WBTV reported that the bond for Brannon's evasion charge was set at $1,000. However, the bond for the assault charge is still pending.