Former Reality TV Personality Faces Felony Charges in Alleged Robbery Attempt -- With a Gun, an 'Expandable Metal Baton' and a Bulletproof Vest NY Daily News
The estranged wife of a former Major League pitcher was arrested and charged with "two counts of felony aggravated assault with a weapon, one count of criminal trespass, and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime," the New York Daily News reports.
Anna Benson, 37, was featured on "Baseball Wives," which had a brief run on VH1 from November 2011 to January 2012. She was arrested Monday after allegedly breaking into the Atlanta apartment of her estranged husband, Kris Benson, who pitched for a number of teams during his Big League career, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets.
She was reportedly wearing a bulletproof vest during the incident, in which she is accused of wielding a gun and an "expandable metal baton," allegedly threatening to beat her husband with the baton in an attempt to rob him.
"Benson, who filed for divorce last year, told investigators he believed his soon-to-be ex was wearing the vest because she figured he was armed," the story reports.
The report adds: "A former FHM model who met the ex-Met while she was working as a dancer at an Atlanta strip joint, Anna Benson was a polarizing -- if shapely -- presence in Major League Baseball even before her hubby pitched for the Mets for two seasons in 2004 to 2005.
"Anna Benson did a jaw-dropping topless Penthouse spread when Kris Benson was a budding star in Pittsburgh and shocked the locals there by revealing they once had sex in the stadium parking lot -- while autograph-hungry fans waited just outside the tinted windows of their SUV."