Texas Woman Threatened Brother with Butcher Knife for ‘Eating Her BBQ Ribs,’ Say Police

Ethel Jean Banks
Photo: Austin Police Department

In the tradition of keeping Austin, Texas, weird, a woman from the city was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill her brother with a butcher knife after she found that her BBQ ribs had been eaten without her approval. The brother called police and claimed he had informed his sister that he did not realize the BBQ ribs were hers at the time they were consumed.

Detriot’s Fox 2 News reported the story:

Austin Police say 61-year-old Ethel Jean Banks tried to stab her brother for eating her barbecue ribs.

According to court paperwork, the woman’s brother called police, Sunday, September 27th and told them his sister became enraged after finding out someone had eaten her ribs.

The bother explained to Banks he didn’t know they belonged to her. However, the apology was not enough for Banks and she pushed him. In true brother-sister fashion he pushed her right back; that is when the barbecue debacle got out of control.

Officials say, Banks went into the kitchen; grabbed a 10-inch butcher knife; held it over her head; and screamed out she was going to kill her sibling.

At this point, the man fled the house and called 911 for help. When officers arrived to the house on the 100 block of Hergotz they heard contradicting tales from the pair.

More information on the BBQ ribs and the woman who allegedly pulled the butcher knife on her brother over the BBQ ribs is contained in the video below: