Former MLB starting pitcher Kris Benson hid from his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Anna Benson, after she broke into his Atlanta home on July 7, 2013, toting a gun and attempting to rob her soon-to-be-ex-husband of $30,000.
“My soon-to-be ex-wife has gotten into my house,” Benson said, whispering to the Smyrna, GA police dispacher. “She’s brandishing a gun.”
Benson, who is the process of divorcing the former “Baseball Wives” star, told the dispatcher she was dressed in black and was wearing a bulletproof vest.
“I can hear her all the way upstairs, but I’m just going to get out of the house right now and go over to the next door neighbor.” He was able to successfully able to escape the house after telling the dispatcher he didn’t know if Anna had been drinking or on drugs. A short time after he split, cops found the former exotic dancer on the back porch, smoking a cigarette.
Police said Anna was armed from head to toe and gave them an odd explanation as to why she was wearing a bulletproof vest, saying she was trying to get it to “mold to her body.” She also told cops her gun was inside the house and that she “didn’t understand why were making such a big deal out of this.”
In addition to a knife and an ammo belt with several rounds of ammunition, Benson admitted to smashing her husband’s computer with an “expandable metal baton” and claimed “there were illegal drugs in the house.”
Police confiscated a Taurus handgun, 13 rounds of ammunition, a hatchet, a Taser, a computer hard drive and a court order of some kind, as well as a bag of syringes and eight unidentified pills.
Anna remains in jail without bond in Cobb County, Georgia. She is charged with three felonies: two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a felony. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison for aggravated assault and five years for possession of a firearm or knife.
Kris Benson, who throughout his MLB career pitched for the Pirates, Mets, Orioles, Rangers, and Diamondback, met his wife, Anna, at an Atlanta strip club where she worked as an exotic dancer. It was announced the two were divorcing last July, after 13 years of marriage.
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