A man in Decatur, Ill. is being held on charges of attempted murder and domestic battery after he allegedly tried to murder his roommate on Wednesday when she admitted to him that she'd eaten three single Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast. The news of the cookie consumption apparently sent him into a rage.
Allen Hall, a 23-year-old who lived with a 49-year-old woman willing to admit to eating Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast, threatened to kill his roommate while she was in the bathroom. She opened the door, not thinking he was serious, after which Hall went into a rage and allegedly attacked her.
"Allen grabbed her around the throat with both of his hands and threw her down into the tub," she told police, said the affidavit. "She hit the back of her head on the tub and this caused a knot on her head."
Hall then got on top of her "and strangled her to the point she could not speak and was having difficulty breathing."
The victim was saved by her husband and landlady when they heard the commotion coming from the bathroom. According to a police report, Hall resorted to violence because the woman had provoked him to kill her, thinking he was joking about his cookie-inspired anger.
Hall is being held on $75,000 bond in Macon County Jail.
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