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Fight over whether to cook or microwave hot dogs leads to police hostage standoff

By Mason White 12:31 PM March 27, 2017
Lamar Brooks
Lamar Brooks
By: Tanya Clark

Police were called to a home in Florida, on a report of a domestic dispute.

According to the Riviera Beach police, a man pulled a gun on a woman and a child during a dispute over how to cook hot dogs.

Authorities were called to the home at about 10:30 a.m., as the woman and child were being held against their wills.

The West Palm Beach Hostage and Crisis Negotiator Team responded to the scene, and was able to make contact with 24-year old Lamar Brooks via his cellphone.

The victims were eventually able to escape unharmed when the suspect fled from the home.

Authorities used a drone to locate Brooks, who was seen getting into a car.

Brooks was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $50,000.

Brooks later told police that he was mad because he was hungry and wanted to cook some hot dogs on the stove.

However, the woman ordered him to cook in the microwave instead.

Brooks said that when he ignored her request and continued to prepare the hot dogs at the stove, the woman grabbed the pot and threw it to the floor.

Officers noted that when they went into the home, the pot, which was filled with water, was still on the stove.