A Kentucky man took terrible roommate stories to a whole new level when he shot his flatmate because he ate the last Hot Pocket. Louisville resident Clifton Williams was arrested on assault charges after he shot his roommate in the backside.
According to a court citation, Williams got angry “and began throwing tiles” at his roommate after they ate the last Hot Pocket. For privacy reasons, the victim’s name is currently being withheld from the public.
William’s roommate attests that he tried to fight back before saying he was leaving. As he left, “Mr. Williams went inside the residence and got a gun,” he told investigators. Williams then shot his roommate “in the ass while he was trying to leave,” according to the report. Fortunately, he was physically able to go “a few blocks away to get help.”
While Nerdbot staff loves junk food, it’s certainly not worth risking someone’s life over. This is just the latest incident in a seemingly growing trend of petty arguments leading to gun violence. A Sonic Drive-In employee in Texas was allegedly shot and killed earlier this month by a 12-year-old boy and 20-year-old man. The shooting seems to be the result of the boy arguing with the 20-year-old man in the restaurant’s parking lot.
And just last month a man in North Carolina was accused of shooting a 6-year-old neighbor, her parent, and others. The cause, according to neighbors, was he was upset about a basketball that had rolled into his yard.
As cliché, as it is to say, guns are not a toy. They have no business being pulled unless you intend to kill whatever it is being pointed at. So they certainly shouldn’t be making an appearance during seemingly petty squabbles.
Court documents and a spokesperson for the Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk state Williams is being held on a $7,500 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th.