When you think of Pop-Tarts, what do you think about? One disabled veteran in Florida had a terrible idea for his hot pastry which led to him being arrested and charged with domestic battery after allegedly throwing a the Pop-Tart at his wife's head.
Police took Brandon Sutherland, 36, into custody on Sunday night, Dec. 15 after the alleged incident, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
The incident reportedly happened at the couple's St. Petersburg residence after a heated argument broke out. Sutherland is said to have thrown the Pop Tart when he became "upset," although the pastry failed to actually hit the woman. However, he did allegedly manage to strike the woman's upper arm with his hand as he threw the Pop Tart.
An officer described the alleged incident in a police report filed the following day.
"The victim stated that she and the defendant were involved in a verbal argument," wrote the officer. "She stated the defendet [sic] became upset and intentionally threw a pop-tart at her head."
Although Sutherland's Pop Tart attack proved to be off-target, his admitted "grazing" of the woman's arm was apparently hard enough to leave a mark.
"I observed a red mark on the victim's upper right upper arm," stated the officer. "After asking the defendant what happened, he stated he threw a pop-tart at the victim and grazed the woman's right arm with his left hand. I also observed the broken pop-tart on the floor of the residence."
The police report lists Sutherland's occupation as "disabled vet." He was previously arrested for allegedly attacking the same woman in 2018 although a misdemeanor battery charge was not ultimately pursued, according to The Smoking Gun.
He should've just ate the Pop-Tart instead. What are your thoughts?