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Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge After Fight With Roommate Over Cookies

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There may be no crying over spilled milk, but when it comes to cookies, it's a different story.

After an Illinois woman ate three Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast, her 23-year-old roommate allegedly tried to kill her for devouring his treat, police said. Allen Hall was arrested in Decatur Wednesday following a dispute at the apartment he shares with a 49-year-old woman, according to The Associated Press. Hall now faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery for the cookie incident.

According to police, the 49-year-old victim apparently thought Hall was joking when he pounded on the bathroom door and threatened to kill her.

After she opened the door, "Allen grabbed her around the throat with both of his hands and threw her down into the tub," the affidavit read, according to The Herald & Review. "She hit the back of her head on the tub and this caused a knot on her head."

Hall then began to strangle her, the affidavit continued, until the victim's husband and landlord arrived and separated the two. A search of Macon County inmate records reveals Hall is being held on $7,500 bail for the felony charge. He is due in court in early September.

It's not the first time a dispute over dessert has turned physical. In 2011, a fight between two female roommates in Florida over Girl Scout cookies ended in an assault charge.

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