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A 58-year-old heir to the Anheuser-Busch brewing fortune has been charged with hitting an 11-year-old sixth-grader, shoving him into a wall and giving him a bloody nose.

Police in a suburb of St. Louis, say that William K. “Billy” Busch was in the gym of an exclusive prep school Nov. 16 when he reportedly saw his son fighting with another boy, FOX 2 reported. Busch then allegedly intervened, hit the other boy and started to drag him out of the gym at the Chaminade College Preparatory School, a police report says.

“You f—er !” Busch allegedly said. “What do you think you’re f—ing doing to my f—ing kid?” The boy’s father and a basketball coach 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, according to a report by FOX 2.

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. A year later, Busch was charged with assault for striking a drive-through window employee of a restaurant, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

In relation to the most recent case, Scott Rosenblum, Busch’s lawyer, said Busch “did what every parent would have done in that situation” because “school personnel failed to react.” In response, the boy’s parents called Rosenblum’s statement “inaccurate,” and lambasted him for portraying Busch as a “sympathetic figure.”

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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