A man in Texas was charged with assault after he beat his roommate with a wooden stick during an early morning fight about mosquitoes.
43-Year-old Victor Symone Shavers beat his roommate so viciously he left him bloody and needing stitches, Dallas police said in an arrest warrant affidavit.
Police arrived at a residence at about 2:42 a.m. on Sunday and found Shavers’ roommate standing outside “with a bloody face.”
According to the affidavit, the roommate told officers Shavers assaulted him shortly after arguing about “what a mosquito looks like.”
The affidavit also detailed that the argument escalated into a physical fight when Shavers told his roommate he did not know what the insect looked like, while the roommate argued that he did.
Shavers reportedly “grabbed a stick behind his bed” and started beating his roommate “in the head with the stick at least 6 times,” the affidavit stated.
The roommate managed to grab a metal bat from his closet during the attack and struck Shavers while he was defending himself. The roommate suffered a deep cut on his left cheek and a deep cut on the left side of his head. Shavers was cut on the back of his head and had a swollen right hand, which authorities said appeared to be broken.
Shavers appeared in court Tuesday and was held on a $28,000 bond.