Police: Food fight leads to Gastonia couple's Independence Day arrest

Brad Scott Beard, 24, (right) and Samantha Brooke Canipe, 21, (left) were each charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault and booked into the Gaston County Jail Monday morning, according to arrest records.
Brad Scott Beard, 24, (right) and Samantha Brooke Canipe, 21, (left) were each charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault and booked into the Gaston County Jail Monday morning, according to arrest records.

- A Gastonia couple was taken into custody Independence Day after authorities say the two assaulted each other using pizza rolls.

Brad Scott Beard, 24, and Samantha Brooke Canipe, 21, were each charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault and booked into the Gaston County Jail Monday morning, according to arrest records.

Gastonia police said the couple got into a fight about 1 a.m. at their apartment off Spring Valley Drive by throwing pizza rolls at each other.

It’s unclear how the fight started, how many rolls were thrown or the brand of rolls that were used.

Police say Beard faces up to 60 days in jail while Canipe faces up to 30 days in jail.

 

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