Illinois man angered by 3 missing Chips Ahoy! cookies tries to kill roommate.

According to the (Decatur) Herald & Review, an Illinois made became so angry that he tried to kill his roommate over three missing chocolate chip cookies.

Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies by Brokensphere via Wikimedia Commons

Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies by Brokensphere via Wikimedia Commons


Police allege that Hall turned angry Wednesday morning when he learned his 49-year-old roommate ate three Chips Ahoy! cookies for breakfast. The victim said she was in the bathroom getting dressed when he pounded on the door, threatening to kill her.

“If you are going to kill me then go ahead,” the victim said she told Hall, thinking he was joking.

He then grabbed her with both hands, threw her down on the tub, and began to squeeze her throat, police said. The woman’s husband and the landlord ultimately separated the two.

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The man remains jailed in lieu of $75,000 bond. There is no update on how many cookies the victim has eaten since the attack.

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15 Comments on "Illinois man angered by 3 missing Chips Ahoy! cookies tries to kill roommate."

  1. Simon Valentine | Aug 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm |

    i live less than 40 miles out from the city in question

    hear jungk like this all the time

    first one involving cookies

  2. Gjallarbru | Aug 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm |

    Who knew that cookies could make you kooky enough to kill? (see what I did there?)

  3. InfvoCuernos | Aug 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm |

    Trust me: all the throttling in the world won’t bring those three cookies back, just let it go. If you want to get even, there’s always the upperdecker.

  4. Virtually Yours | Aug 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm |

    A surveillance image was captured just moments before the attack…

  5. Anarchy Pony | Aug 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm |

    If they were those little buggers with the reese’s peanut butter cup chunks in them, then I don’t blame him.

    I had to try really hard to not go buy a pack of them on my way home from work today…

  6. kowalityjesus | Aug 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm |

    it seems like everything happens insane in places when I move away from them, even temporarily.

    • Gjallarbru | Aug 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm |

      Which beg the question as to your influence on the matter… 😉

      • kowalityjesus | Aug 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm |

        I am not averse to irrational explanations of events, but I would really not like to be so megalomaniacal.

        • Gjallarbru | Aug 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm |

          Well, who knows. I had a friend that could break computers by just sitting in front of them. Maybe you can break whole towns!

          • kowalityjesus | Aug 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm |

            I needed that so bad. I was in an argument with a guy last night who was of the opinion that there is a scientific/rational explanation for everything in the universe.

            I have the strangest relationship with things. I only have a few numinous anecdotes that don’t manifestly/objectively make me look like a nutball, but I live the nutball life every damn day no matter where I am. Fortunately I can still pull out those stories when it matters.

          • Gjallarbru | Aug 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm |

            I know what you mean as I live through things that are really weird too. I can’t even count the number of times the “strange” stuck to my hide.

            Your friend might eventually be right, but current science neither has the means, nor the dispositions necessary to explain “everything”. In the mean time, I find those with such certainty also have very “material” experiences. They never felt, never seen, nor have been subjected to any experience that would contradict their views.

            Sufficing to say that I wish to stay away from dogma, including scientific dogma. I have seen enough to know there is more than what science claims there is.

          • Simon Valentine | Aug 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm |

            you two too eh?

            i keep some artistic meanderings, most of which involve such things, on my tumblr

  7. Echar Lailoken | Aug 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm |

    If another steals your cookies you may always steal some of theirs at a later date. It may be no more than two above the ammount they took from you, but there
    is no time limit between cookie retribution. Once you have retaken the cookies, the cookie accord is reset, and you may not retake unless they break the accord once again.

    So it is written, so it shall be.

  8. Hadrian999 | Aug 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm |

    that’s how we roll in Illinois

  9. Greetings from Illinois
    now where are my cookies? !!

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