Terry Benard (no not that Bernard) Ball Jr., 29, has the distinction of being charged with battery with a pork chop.
In Athens, Georgia, Ball’s mother came home without cigarettes that he had requested. When he learned about the omission in the middle of his meal, he threw a pork chop at her. This is no evidence of harm, or even contact, from the pork chop. However, police arrived and arrested Ball.
He was charged with simple battery and charged with a probation violation. Ball has a long criminal record. Six months earlier, he was sentenced to 12 months on probation for a simple battery after slugging a man in the face. There was no apparent reason and he was drunk at the time. He also has more than a dozen State and Superior Court cases dating to 2008 from domestic violence to drug violations.
Putting aside his criminal record, an arrest for a thrown pork cop bone seems a tad excessive. However, there is also an allegation that he head butted his mother. His father reportedly had to tackle him and hold him until the arrival of the police. Thus, it may not be simply assault with a pork chop given the inclusion of the head butt.