Cops: Couple's Fight Over Salsa Ends in Stabbing

He was 'eating all the salsa': police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2015 10:44 AM CDT
Cops: Woman Stabbed Beau Over Salsa Dispute
This photo illustration shows tortilla chips and salsa in New York, Jan. 31, 2008.   (AP Photo/Liz Schultz)

Before hogging the snacks, consider this: Phyllis Jefferson of Ohio is accused of stabbing her boyfriend—first with a pen, then with a knife—because he was "eating all of the salsa" the two were sharing, according to a police report, per NBC News. She apparently began screaming at her beau, Ronnie Buckner, as he snacked on chips and salsa while watching TV at his apartment on Sunday, then speared his pelvis with a pen, reports. Jefferson, 50, then allegedly tried to knock over the TV, but Buckner managed to catch it. After a quick trip to the kitchen, she returned with a small knife and stabbed Buckner in the stomach, police say.

Police found Buckner, 61, covered in blood outside his apartment in Akron. He was taken to a local hospital; WKYC reports his injuries aren't life-threatening. Jefferson had fled the scene in her car before police arrived but was soon after caught by authorities driving on a nearby interstate. Officers say she later admitted to stabbing Buckner because "she wanted to leave." She faces charges of felonious assault and criminal damaging. (More weird crimes stories.)

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