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Woman injured by flying brisket at Danville BBQ Festival

A woman was treated by Boyle County emergency crews after she was burned by a piece of flying brisket at the Kentucky State BBQ Festival in Danville over the weekend. The woman, Mary Berry, was working the festival for Fire House BBQ out of Florida, according to LEX 18. She told police she was hit in the shoulder, neck and head.

The brisket was thrown by Mike Owings, a barbecue pit master out of Carlisle County, who was arguing with Berry over sharing the cooker Saturday morning. He insists he did not mean for anyone to get hurt when he launched the hot piece of meat.

Owings was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment. The piece of flying brisket was worth $100.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Woman injured by flying brisket at Danville BBQ Festival



  1. CATandMONKEY
    5:09 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    I find this particularly poignant as I sit by my grill smoking a 4 lb beef roast. Seems a terrible waste of fine BBQ. He should be fined as much or more for his abuse of the food. Hope the woman was not seriously injured and recovers quickly.

    Thanks Drew. Have made my evening’s culinary activities more enjoyable. Raising a West Sixth to you now.



  2. Clara
    5:09 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    So what was his beef?



    • Tampa satchel
      1:43 pm September 15, 2015 Permalink

      Brisket…clearly! 🙂



    • Tampa satchel
      1:44 pm September 15, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe it was the non-smoking section.



  3. Mike Ownings
    5:25 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Real quick let me throw a $100 heavy hot side of beef brisket at a woman in the middle of an argument over using my stove. Didn’t mean for anyone to be hurt though!



  4. harry
    5:36 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Of all the things to throw at someone in a heated argument, shoe is still my number one. May be we should do a bracket, I bet brisket makes elite eight.



    • CATandMONKEY
      5:42 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

      Half of a frozen rib roast. A whole roast is a bit unwieldy as a projectile.



  5. harry
    5:44 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    punch vs. shoe. Throwing a punch can cause one in return, punch has distance limitation, and finally one can hurt themselves on an exceptionally hard jaw. Shoe on the other hand…



  6. memphis
    5:59 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Did the police have to confiscate the evidence?



  7. Paulie Walnuts
    6:00 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Rub some ranch on it and get back to work. No need for emergency crews.



  8. Kats9698
    6:40 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

    A gentleman should never throw his meat at a woman without her permission.



  9. Catpocalypse
    7:06 am September 15, 2015 Permalink

    5 second rule….all I’m sayin’