Alabama Man, 52, Attacked Roommate Over Stale Cap'n Crunch Cereal, Cops Say

An Alabama man allegedly beat his roommate after discovering that the victim had failed to properly seal a box of Cap’n Crunch cereal, which had gone stale, police report.

Duane Barry Smith, 52, was arrested Friday for domestic violence following a confrontation with the man he shares a residence in Moundville, a town outside Tuscaloosa.

According to police, the victim said that Smith became upset upon discovering the stale cereal and blamed him for failing to keep the Cap’n Crunch fresh. Smith was especially perturbed since he is missing teeth and had difficulty consuming the stale cereal.

At one point, Smith demanded that his roommate remove his dentures so that he could experience how hard it was to consume the Cap'n Crunch. When the man refused, Smith allegedly began striking the victim with an electrical cord.

As first reported by the Moundville Times, Smith’s roommate suffered injuries to his face, hand, and arm.

An employee at the Hale County jail declined to say whether Smith was in custody or had bonded out on the misdemeanor charge.