Kentucky man accused of shooting roommate for eating last Hot Pocket, police say

Clifton Williams, 64, is pictured in a booking image. (Credit: Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections)

A Kentucky man is accused of shooting his roommate after eating the last Hot Pocket, according to police and local reports

Clifton Williams, 64, was arrested early Sunday in Louisville and charged with one count of second-degree assault. He was arraigned on Monday and pleaded not guilty, WAVE-TV reported

Williams got upset because his roommate, who was not identified, had eaten the last Hot Pocket – a microwaveable turnover generally filled with cheese and deli meat – and began throwing tiles at him, WAVE-TV reported, citing the police citation.

The roommate told police that he tried to fight back but was starting to leave when Williams went back into their residence, got a gun, and shot him in the backside, the news outlet reported. 

The victim traveled a few blocks to get help and was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, WAVE-TV reported.

Williams’ bond was set at $7,500, and he was ordered not to have contact with the victim. He is due back in court on May 30.

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This story was reported from Cincinnati.