FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A man accused of throwing a mustard-covered corn dog that hit his live-in girlfriend during a weekend fracas faces misdemeanor charges, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
Fort Pierce police arrested Tommie Lee Mckeliver, 48, on Saturday after his girlfriend told investigators he "got mad at her and threw a paper plate that contained a mustard covered State Fair corn dog on it." The corn dog crashed into her chest area, leaving her "coated" in mustard.
"(The girlfriend) stunned by the situation then found herself being pushed out of the room, and (the) door locked behind her," the affidavit states.
The alleged corn dog attack happened shortly before 2 p.m. at an apparent hotel in the 500 block of North Second Street.
Generally speaking, corn dogs are hot dogs coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried. They are served on a wooden stick with some corn dog connoisseurs preferring to dip their dogs in ketchup, mustard or other condiments. The affidavit didn't specify what type of mustard coated the corn dog Mckeliver is accused of throwing.
Police knocked on the door of the room but got no response. The girlfriend said she could get a spare key from the hotel manager and opened the room. Mckeliver was seated and listening to headphones.
Police asked the accused corn dog chucker for his name.
"(Expletive) you you fat white (expletive) ies ant gunna tell you my name," Mckeliver is quoted as saying.
Mckeliver never supplied police with his name, but an intake deputy at the St. Lucie County jail recognized him.
Mckeliver, of the 500 block of North Second Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges including domestic battery and resisting without violence.
Copyright (c) 2010 The E. W. Scripps Company