Responding to a disturbance at the China No. 1 restaurant in Vero Beach, a sheriff’s deputy discovered Brian Kusmer, 31, wearing his lunch. Kusmer said that he was waiting for his former girlfriend, Samantha Wilson, to drop off the couple’s eight-year-old son (whose custody they share).
When Wilson, 30, arrived at the restaurant, the duo argued about Wilson repeatedly keeping the child out of school, according to a police report. Kusmer told a cop that he asked Wilson to leave the restaurant after she got mad and began screaming at him.
Before departing, however, Wilson allegedly threw a plate of food on Kusmer, who later declined medical attention, but said “the sauce burned a little.”
When questioned, police say Wilson admitted that she had tossed the plate of pork fried rice, but seemed to offer up as a defense that she never actually touched him herself, a strategy that went over about as well as you’d expect.
She was charged with domestic battery and is currently free on her own recognizance with the condition that she have no contact with Brian the rice receptacle for the time being.
Just in case you were wanting to write this off as a heat of the moment type incident, it should be noted that Wilson is no stranger to being charged with things. Her record also includes criminal mischief, theft, negligence and perhaps most relevant at the moment, child abuse.