Latest News

Man beats his female roommate because she ate 3 chocolate chip cookies

By Mason White 11:28 AM August 11, 2014
Allen M. Hall 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man ended up behind bars after beating his female roommate because she ate his cookies, police in Illinois said.

Decatur Police said that 23-year-old Allen M. Hall, went into a rage when his 49-year-old roommate ate three Chips Ahoy cookies.

The woman said that she first thought that her roommate was joking. After repeated threats Hall attacked her.

The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, at a home in the 400 block of East Garfield Avenue, where Hall and the roommate have separate bedrooms.

The victim said that she was dressing in a bathroom when Hall began banging on the door, threatening to kill her. Because she did not take him seriously, she opened the door and said: “If you’re going to kill me then go ahead.”

Hall grabbed her by the throat with both hands and threw her into the bathtub. She hit the back of her head in the bathtub. Hall choked her to the point that she could not talk and was having trouble breathing.

Luckily, the owner of the house heard the commotion and rescued the woman. During questioning, Hall defended his actions, saying that the victim told him to kill her.

Hall is being held on $75,000 bond on charges of attempted murder and aggravated domestic assault.