A family dispute over food allegedly ended in murder on Cinco de Mayo, according to a local report.
Two Florida brothers reportedly got in an argument over a cheeseburger, when one accidentally shot the other, St. Cloud Police Department reported on their Facebook page. The incident occurred in St. Cloud, a city located south of Orlando.
St. Cloud Police Department released the 911 call that Benjamin Middendorf, 25, made after allegedly shooting his brother Nicholas Middendorf, 28. “We were in a fight and I grabbed a gun and I shot him. Oh my god," he told the 911 operator, News 13 reported.
Police reported that Benjamin shot Nicholas in the chest with a 9mm handgun. The arrest affidavit stated Nicholas had been drinking with his mother and friends, but Benjamin told police he himself does not drink. During the 911 call Benjamin placed, their mother can be heard saying, "I hope you go to jail."
“This is an impulsive incident that happened. Maybe anger, rage. But it was definitely over a verbal dispute that sadly, it was over a cheeseburger," said Denise Roberts, St. Cloud Police Department's Public Information Sargeant, to News 13. "It's something that could have possibly been prevented, if he had held back those emotions.”
Police booked Benjamin on premeditated first-degree murder charges. He will remain in jail without bond.
"It is Mother’s Day weekend and in this particular case, the mom has lost two sons. One who is deceased and then the other son who is now incarcerated and facing homicide charges," Roberts said.
St. Cloud Police did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.