Kris Benson's model ex-wife arrested on weapons charges

Former FHM model Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former major leaguer Kris Benson, has been...

Former FHM model Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former major leaguer Kris Benson, has been 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.

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The estranged wife of former major league pitcher Kris Benson has been arrested on weapons charges in Georgia.

According to USA Today and ESPN, Anna Benson was busted by police in Smyrna, Ga. Sunday after allegedly confronting her ex-husband with a handgun in a home they once shared. Cops found her smoking a cigarette on the back porch, eccording to ESPN, after being called by Kris Benson.

The police report says Anna Benson, 37, was allegedly carrying a handgun — along with a hatchet, expandable baton, taser and knife — and wearing a bulletproof vest when she entered the house through a garage and confronted her ex in a bedroom. ESPN’s report said Anna Benson allegedly took a handgun out of her purse and demanded $30,000.

Benson, a former model and exotic dancer who starred in Baseball Wives, is being held without bond in Cobb County, according to USA Today. She has been charged with criminal trespass, 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.

Kris benson pitched for five big league teams — the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks — between 1999 and 2010. He has a career record of 70-75 with a 4.42 earned-run average and struck out 806 batters.


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