Police: Kentucky man shot roommate for eating last Hot Pocket

Posted at 11:37 AM, May 25, 2023

By: Kristina Rosen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Scripps News Lexington) — A Kentucky man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly shot his roommate for eating the last Hot Pocket.

Clifton E. Williams, 64, was arrested early Sunday and charged with assault in the second degree, according to a citation.

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In this photo released by Nestlé Prepared Foods/Hot Pockets on July 16, 2013 – Food Network’s “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro and chef Lucien Vendôme, Director of Nestlé Culinary Innovations, reveal the new Hot Pockets brand sandwiches at the Nestlé kitchen in Chatsworth, Calif. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Nestlé Prepared Foods/Hot Pockets/AP Images)

The citation states Williams became mad at his roommate for eating the last Hot Pocket and began throwing tiles.

The roommate said he “attempted to fight back by trying to beat his a**,” according to the citation.

Williams then went inside, grabbed a gun, and shot the roommate in the butt while the victim was trying to leave, authorities say.

Williams is prohibited from contacting the victim, who was taken to UofL Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His bond was set at $7,500, reported the AP.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30.

This story was originally published by WLEX, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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