James Hackett has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon:  French fries.

The 26-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man was arrested after he threw McDonald's french fries at his stepdaughter. Police say Hackett began arguing with wife after leaving the restaurant, and when the young girl chimed in, he threw the fries in her face.

The man is currently free after pleading not guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, however he's been ordered to stay away from the girl. He'll be back in court in August.

I had always assumed that the only risk associated with McDonald's french fries was from high cholesterol.