Report: Man kills another man over bag of Cheetos

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-05 12:29:15-04

Chris Regnier, KTVI, Reporting

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — An argument  over a bag of chips leads to a man being stabbed to   death in downtown. It happened Tuesday night and the suspect is now in police custody. 

It happened at 6th and Washington, very close to the Convention Center Metrolink station. Authorities say the stabbing happened around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.  Police say a 42-year-old man and a 49-year-old man were arguing over a bag of Cheetos when the 49-year-old stabbed the 42-year-old once in the chest.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say witnesses provided a description of the suspect and he was arrested by a bike cop at 8th and Pine, about four blocks from the crime scene.

Neither the victim’s name or the suspect’s name has been released. The men were first thought to be homeless, but police say both men have addresses.