One Philadelphia man does not ascribe to Marie Antoinette’s “Let them eat cake” philosophy. At least-- not if it’s his cake.
A man shot his friend once in the chest in Old City early Monday morning and fled the scene, police say. The inciting argument was over cake, police told the Daily News.
According to police, the two alleged friends were sitting in a car at 300 North 2nd Street, near Callowhill, at about 2:45 a.m. when the 31-year-old man in the passenger seat started eating cake that the driver had brought into his car.
The driver was furious that the man was eating his cake and the two got out of the car while arguing with each other. Then the driver shot the cake-eating passenger in the chest, police say.
"They weren't supposed to be sharing," a Philadelphia police detective told the Daily News. "One was eating the other's food, they got into an argument and 'Bang! Bang!'"
The sweets-swallowing victim was brought to Hahnemann University Hospital where he is in critical condition. Police are still searching for the driver of the car.