A Florida man is in custody after allegedly stabbing his brother over an argument about his missing stash of macaroni and cheese.
Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies allege that Randy Zipperer, 49, and his brother, 47-year-old Edward Zipperer, were searching for missing mac and cheese when they began to argue, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. The situation escalated when Edward accidentally knocked over a beer that his brother had been drinking.
At some point, Randy Zipperer began to wave a knife at his brother, and eventually stabbed him, the newspaper said. When local deputies arrived at the scene, the younger Zipperer was bleeding from a small wound in his abdomen. Authorities discovered a 6-inch-long bloody knife nearby.
They also found a trail of blood leading from a bedroom to the mac and cheese’s presumed resting place in the kitchen, Click Orlando reported. When asked about the alleged stabbing, Randy Zipperer told authorities, “I poked [Edward] a little with the knife, but I didn’t mean to,” the News-Journal reports.
A witness, William Senn, confirmed to deputies that the elder Zipperer had initially become angry because he couldn’t find his mac and cheese, the News-Journal adds. Edward’s spilling of the beer caused the argument to turn violent.
Randy Zipperer was sent to Volusia County Jail after his arrest, where he remained early Friday. He faces charges of aggravated battery and obstructing an officer without violence.
The mac and cheese incident isn’t Zipperer’s only run-in with the law. Over the past 10 years, the 49-year-old has been arrested on several occasions. Dreamin’ Demon, a website dedicated to strange crimes, compiled seven of his mug shots here.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...