A 58 -year-old heir to the Anheuser-Busch brewing fortune has been charged with reaching an 11 -year-old sixth-grader, shoving him into a wall and giving him a bloody nose.
Police in Creve Coeur, a suburbium of St. Louis, tell William K. “Billy” Busch was in the gym of an exclusive prep school Nov. 16 when he reportedly assured his son opposing with another boy, FOX 2 reported.
Busch then allegedly intervened, hit the other boy and was beginning to drag him out of the gym at the Chaminade College Preparatory School, a police report says.
“You f—er! ” Busch allegedly told. “What do you think you’re f—ing doing to my f—ing child? ”
According to the report, Busch “pushed( the son) into a wall at the base of a stairwell resulting in( the son) making the back of his head against the wall. At that time( the boy’s) nose began to bleed.”
The boy’s father and a basketball coach-and-four intervened and told Busch to leave the gym. The altercation was supposedly caught on camera and brought to the attention of the Creve Coeur Police Department, FOX 2 reported.
It was the latest in a history of run-ins with police for Busch, who in 1981 allegedly bit off a man’s ear outside a tavern but was never charged, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
“Mr. Busch’s behavior was highly inappropriate. For Mr. Rosenblum to excuse Mr. Busch’s behavior as without malice and as something any father would do is ridiculous.”
A year later, Busch was charged with assault for striking a drive-through window employee of a restaurant, the newspaper reported.
In relation to the most recent case, Scott Rosenblum, Busch’s lawyer, told Busch “did what every parent would have done in that situation” because “school personnels failed to react.”
In response, the boy’s parents called Rosenblum’s statement “inaccurate, ” and lambasted him for portraying Busch as a “sympathetic figure.”
The family’s statement also accused Busch’s son of having been the instigator in the fight with their son, and called Busch’s attempts to “resolve his son’s conflict with another 11 -year-old boy, ” shameful.
The family said they have no intention of suing Busch but will cooperate in Busch’s prosecution.
Busch is the great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, who founded the Anheuser-Busch company, and son of the late Anheuser-Busch leader August A. “Gussie” Busch, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Busch’s court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
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