According to a Lowell Police Department report, 26-year-old James Hackett, his wife, and his wife's 11-year-old daughter had just picked up their drive-thru order when the two adults began fighting over money.
When the little girl attempted to interject and put an end to their argument, Hackett allegedly threw a container of French fires in her face. Police note that, while the girl did not suffer injuries, "the heat of the oil could cause burning to skin and eyes."
Hackett has since made a court appearance, during which he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Hackett will be back in court August 10th for a pretrail conference. In the meantime, he has been ordered to keep away from his stepdaughter.
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