South Carolina Nitwit, 19, Shoots Cousin, 17, For Eating His Potato Chips

A South Carolina man shot his cousin after the victim ignored the gunman’s warning not to eat his potato chips, police allege.

Ryan Langdale, 19, was charged today with attempted murder, weapons possession, and obstruction of justice in connection with the September 29 shooting of his 17-year-old relative at a rural property about 60 miles from Charleston.

Langdale told responding officers that the victim accidentally shot himself while cleaning a hunting rifle. That claim was not initially refuted by the victim since he required emergency surgery after being rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

But when the victim’s health improved enough for a police interview, he told investigators Langdale shot him after warning him not to consume his salt and vinegar potato chips.

During a search Monday of Langdale’s home, police seized what they believe was the weapon used in the shooting. Seen above, Langdale is locked up in lieu of $55,000 on the felony counts.