Anna Benson used to be "baseball's hottest housewife" — or so said the magazine covers. Now she's an estranged baseball wife who was arrested and booked on trespassing, assault and gun-possession charges.
Her husband Kris Benson — who pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, among others from 1999-2010 — called police in Georgia reporting that Anna had allegedly attempted to raid his apartment on Sunday night with a gun and metal baton while wearing a bulletproof vest.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ has the skinny:
According to law enforcement, Kris — who filed for divorce last year — reported that Anna showed up in a rage last night after being forced by the court to vacate their marital home. Kris says Anna arrived and immediately whipped out an "expandable metal baton," threatening to hit him.
But it didn't stop there ... Kris told police Anna then pulled out a handgun and demanded money. She must have been expecting Kris to pull a gun on her too ... because she was allegedly wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of the alleged assault.
According to the police report, Kris told Anna he would get her the money following the altercation ... but then left the home and called police instead.
She parlayed her baseball wife mystique and firecracker personality into modeling and poker playing, everything culminating in the most fitting place — the "Baseball Wives" reality TV show, which aired in 2011.
But all was not well in Bensonville, as Kris filed for divorce in 2012. She alleged infidelity after that. He hasn't played in MLB since 2010 when he was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks and appeared in three games.
The couple has three children together, plus another they raised from Anna's previous marriage. For their sake, here's hoping the next chapter in the Benson saga doesn't require guns or bulletproof vests.
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