PROGRAMMING NOTE: 4PM White Sox Game preempts our WGN Evening News

After assault over hot dogs, man gets 3 years in prison

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FLORENCE, Ala. — An Alabama man has been sentenced to three years in prison after being accused of assaulting two men with a nail-spiked piece of lumber during an argument over hot dogs.

Rhodes via Times Daily

Rhodes via Times Daily

According to The Times Daily , Florence police Detective Justin Wright says 66-year-old George Weakley “Old School” Rhodes Jr. was drinking alcohol with two men in June when one of them refused to share hot dogs with the others.

Wright says the argument turned violent, and Rhodes injured the two men with a piece of lumber with a nail in it. Both men were hospitalized and later released.

Rhodes pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault. He previously served a five-year sentence for manslaughter.