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April 19, 2005

BEAN RAGE: Sometimes real life defies parody

This is one of the strangest stories I've seen in a while:
Bean rage husband must pay wife £500

A husband who assaulted his wife after she bought the wrong brand of baked beans was ordered to pay £500 compensation yesterday.

David White, 42, flew into a rage after noticing that his wife, Sharon, had bought HP beans when he wanted Heinz.

White denied a charge of common assault, but was found guilty at Rhondda magistrates' court in South Wales last month.

Ian Kolvin, prosecuting, told the court Mrs White had intended to buy Heinz beans but the shop only had HP, which she knew White would be annoyed about. He said White threw the beans at her at their home in Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, but they missed.

He continued to shout abuse that evening and kicked Mrs White in the thigh, the court was told, telling her: "I'm going to kill you". White grabbed her face and punched her shoulder, before a neighbour arrived at the door. Police were called and White was arrested.
The article goes on to say that the couple had been living separate lives under the same roof "for some 10 years".

(Credit: BOTW)

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