Three arrested after family fight over chicken dinner

Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-03 13:10:58-04

Dinner time at one Pennsylvania couple's home got a little out of hand when the man of the house decided he didn't like what was served.

It was probably not just the baked rather than fried chicken that set George Rhome off.

“He`s usually an easygoing guy,” says Carolyn Rhome, mother.

The donnybrook over Sunday dinner started in the kitchen of a home on Morgantown Street in Point Marion. Rhome`s daughter-in-law was cooking dinner.

 “They didn`t do it right and Jake got mad, when George got mad, they didn't do it right,” says Anna Jaggie, girlfriend.

His mother says that 45-year-old George, known to his friends as Jake, was unhappy, beginning with the peas and corn.

“It started over the vegetables because they usually put them in a bowl in the microwave, and the broth wasn't drained off it,” says Carolyn Rhome.

But when Jake's daughter-in-law, Dottie, 29 and her husband Jason, 28, served up the chicken, Rhome cried foul.

“Well, I think he was already mad about something. Yeah, and then he said something about the chicken was too dry,” says Carolyn.

That's when matters got physical.

''Cause I know she picked up a chair and threw it at him, and hit him with it and that`s what made him mad because she hit him,” says Carolyn.

The food fight spilled from the kitchen to the sidewalk, drawing neighbors and police.

Jake was arrested and so were Jason and Dottie Jaggie, Rhome`s son and daughter-in-law. They were wanted on outstanding warrants.