Budweiser heir Billy Busch is facing possible criminal charges for allegedly beating up a sixth grader who had fought with his son at their school.
Busch, the 58-year-old great grandson of beer baron Adolphus Busch, allegedly bloodied the kid’s nose and pushed him against a wall before the boy’s father pulled him off, the Riverfront Times of St. Louis reported.
It happened in the town of Creve Coeur, Missouri, where Busch is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
Busch’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said Busch’s son was “bullied — actually sucker-punched — by a much larger middle school student . . . during a school basketball practice. School personnel failed to react, so [Busch] did what every parent would have done in that situation.’’
Derek Falb, the other boy’s dad, issued his own statement, saying Busch has a “history of erratic behavior including biting a man’s ear off,” in 1981.
“While Mr. Busch may not have liked seeing his son receive a dose of his own medicine, him attempting to resolve his son’s conflict with another 11 year old boy, let alone physically, is shameful,’’ Falb added.