‘Baseball Wives‘ star ‘breaks into her estranged husband’s home armed with a metal baton and handgun and orders him to give her money’
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 8 July 2013
The estranged wife of ex-baseball pitcher Kris Benson was arrested Monday morning after allegedly breaking into Benson’s apartment wearing a bulletproof vest and threatening him with a gun and metal baton.
Anna Benson, who became famous through the reality show ‘Baseball Wives,’ reportedly barged into her husband’s apartment Sunday night and ordered him to give her money after she was forced by the court to vacate the couple’s marital home, TMZ first reported.
The mother of three was wielding an ‘expandable metal baton’ and threatened to hit him if he didn’t give her the money. She also brandished a handgun, according to a police report reviewed by TMZ.
Kris, who filed for divorce last year, told Anna he would get her the money and then made a quick escape. He left the home and called police, according to the report.
Anna Benson was booked into jail Monday morning on four counts, including felony aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal trespassing and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
She was made temporarily famous by VH1’s ‘Baseball Wives,’ a 2011 reality show that was cancelled after only one season.
Kris Benson pitched in the majors for five teams – including the New York Mets – from 1999 to 2010, when he retired.
Ex-baseball player Kris Benson is pictured with his wife, Anna Benson, in 2004. She was arrested Monday on charges that she threatened her husband with a gun and metal baton
Former pitcher: Kris Benson is pictured delivering a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006
He married Anna, a former exotic dancer and model, at the start of his major league career in 1999.
The couple has had a rocky relationship, including bouts of cheating and more than one divorce filing.
In 2006, Anna filed for divorce after she allegedly caught Kris cheating on her with one of her friends.
She later told ESPN, however, that she was kidding around with her comment to Stern and that she wouldn’t touch ‘some of those guys with a 10-foot pole. I don’t care what Kris did. Some of them are disgusting.’
In the same interview, published in 2005, she said she has ‘quite a temper’ and admitted their relationship had its difficulties.
‘By the time he retires, who knows, we might hate each other,’ she said, ‘The first three years, we wanted each other to die. Deep down, I was probably resentful of him leaving so much, but that was stupid. I didn’t fully understand how much he was going to be gone.’
In another divorce filing from 2012, Anna again accused her husband of cheating, saying she found racy messages between him and one of her friends on Facebook.
The Bensons have three kids together.
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