'Playboy' twins Karissa & Kristina Shannon have interesting battery charges in their pasts
By now you've no doubt read about Karissa and Kristina Shannon, the latest fixtures in Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. But have you heard the Clearwater twins were arrested by St. Pete PD in January for felony aggravated battery?
It seems the Shannons, who were working at Wing House at the times, went to a party in the Gateway area on Jan. 10. Kristina began arguing with coworker Erica Lynn Civello when Karissa snuck up behind her and bashed her on the head with a beer bottle. At least, that's what TMZ says.
Court documents say it was Kristina who hit Civello, causing a 3-inch cut and a concussion. And at the same party, Karissa actually hit a man named Benjamin Paul in the face with a bottle, leaving a 1-inch cut below his eye. We don't know what the confusion is, but hey, they are twins.
TMZ also says Karissa has a misdemeanor battery charge from 2007. What they don't say is that the incident was a fight with her own sister.
According to a Clearwater police report, on Nov. 9 the two got into a fight at Karissa's apartment. After "mutual combat," Karissa got the better of Kristina, dropped her to the ground and kicked her in the head repeatedly.
The report says cops found Kristina lying on the ground outside the apartment with a bloody nose, wearing only blue jeans and sobbing. Karissa, on the other hand, "was asking her who had done this to her, as if she had no idea what had happened." Big surprise: both girls were drunk.
It's good to see the twins doing the Bay area proud. And the best news is that since their birthday is Oct. 2, they were charged as adults! Yay! But to Karissa's credit, her sister dropped the charge of misdemeanor domestic battery against her three days later.
[Photo: That's Karissa on the left and Kristina on the right.]