A Lowell man is free following his arrest on charges he threw hot French fries at his young stepdaughter.
As a condition of his release, 26-year-old James Hackett must stay away from the girl.
Police say Hackett and his wife began arguing after leaving a McDonald’s. When his stepdaughter chimed in, Hackett allegedly threw the fries in her face.
She was not seriously hurt.
Hackett, who will be back in court in August, pleaded not guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon: French fries.