Chattanooga, TN – Police have charged a man with attempted murder after they say he tried to kill his roommate during an argument over a pot roast. There’s not a lot of details surrounding the event, so I have embellished a bit.
When 66-year-old Robert “Cooter Brown” Cooper discovered that his roommate had eaten an entire pot roast, Cooter walked into the man’s room and pistol-whipped him as he slept.
“Cooter, didjee jus hit me wid dat pistol?” asked the roommate as he jumped out of bed. “Yesiree I did,” replied Cooter as he brandished the handgun. “An’ Ima fixin’ to put a new hole in ya’.”
“Well why in da world didgee go an do that fer?” the roommate inquired. “Becuz I wuz hankerin’s for some vittles but you dun gon an et ‘em all,” explained Cooter. “So nows Ima gunna clean yer plow!”
Cooter and the roommate got into a struggle that resulted in the roommate being able to eject the magazine from Cooter’s gun.
“Now watcha gunna do, Cooter?” the roommate asked. ”I recon’ I’ll just shoot ya wid dis here bullet.” Cooter replied as he aimed the loaded gun at his roommate’s chest. That’s when another roommate intervened and was able to get the gun away from Cooter and eject the chambered round.
“Dadgum!” shouted Cooter as police took him into custody.
Cooter was charged with attempted murder and domestic assault and is currently sitting in the Hamilton County Jail.Tags: Attempted Murder, Cooter, Crime, gun, pot roast, Robert Cooper, roommate, Tennessee