Earlier this year, chicken-hungry Sam Boughen, a 26-year-old dad from the United Kingdom, made headlines when he awoke from a coma and almost immediately asked for some KFC.
Boughen, who had undergone two liver transplants, became the subject of many jokes after his fowl request, with some claiming the young man had gone so potty for poultry that he had clean forgotten about his worried family.
This week, two men in unrelated incidents are proving that Boughen is not the only one to go crazy for chicken -- only this time, the results aren't funny.
According to the Smoking Gun, an elderly woman from South Carolina was allegedly beaten up by her grandson over the weekend because of a mix-up over a chicken salad.
The 67-year-old grandmother allegedly told her grandson, Jesse Beam, that she had bought some chicken salad from the grocery store, when the young man suddenly erupted in rage.
The woman explained to Beam that he had misunderstood her, but he allegedly attacked her anyway -- causing her to sustain an assortment of "cuts, contusions and scratches."
In a similar chicken-related incident in Hartlepool, England, a man allegedly attacked his elderly father because the older man had bought him supermarket chicken instead of KFC, the Mirror reports.
Norman Bell, 76, spent 11 days in hospital following the February incident.
The 46-year-old recovering alcoholic, who had allegedly drunk half a bottle of whiskey and four cans of beer before the assault, was arrested at the scene.
Thanks to his dad, though, the younger man escaped jail time. Citing his son's slow but steady progress in rehab, Bell made a plea for his son to remain free.
Beam, however, hasn't been so lucky. He was arrested for assault and battery and was booked into the Spartanburg County jail, reports the Smoking Gun. He currently remains in custody in lieu of $2,000 bond.
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