Baseball Wives star Anna Benson was arrested Monday morning after allegedly trying to rob her husband at gunpoint. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Anna Benson the Wife of Ex-Pitcher Kris Benson
Anna Benson, 37, is the soon-to-be ex-wife of the former starting pitcher Kris Benson, who pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets, the Baltimore Orioles, the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spitfire wife of the baseball star gained attention by shooting a topless Penthouse spread while he was a budding star in Pittsburgh and shocked the locals by admitting that they once had sex in the stadium parking lot. Their marriage became rocky after Anna caught the pitcher fooling around with one of her friends.
2. She Tried to Rob Him at Gunpoint
According to TMZ, Anna was arrested after allegedly raiding the pitcher’s Atlanta apartment with a gun and metal baton while wearing a bulletproof vest. Authorities said she showed up in a rage after being forced to vacate their marital home by the court. Kris said his estranged wife pulled the gun on him and demanded money. He told her he would get the money, but left the apartment instead and called the police.
3. She Was Arrested and Charged on Monday
Anna was arrested and charged with four counts; 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. She is currently still in custody.
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4. She’s a Former FHM Model
Anna is a former FHM model who met the baseball star while she was working as a dancer at an Atlanta strip joint. The couple married in 1999 and went on to have three children together. Anna announced last July that she and her husband were getting a divorce.
5. She Starred in “Baseball Wives”
Anna Benson went on to star in the Baseball Wives series, which aired on VH1 from November 2011 to Jan. 2012 before it was cancelled. Anna is famous for her wild behavior on the show, including pulling out a 12-inch dildo and threatening to hit her cast mates with it.