Queens Ex-Con Murdered Man Over Napkins
It never should be that serious. A Queens ex-con named Fruitquana Hawkins, 33, is facing murder charges after he shot and killed Timothy Tripp after an argument that started over napkins.
Reports the New York Daily News:
Hawkins, a parolee, was inside the Edge Bar and Lounge on Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica at 2:35 a.m. June 14 when he grabbed a napkin off of Timothy Tripp’s table.
The move sparked an argument with Tripp, 35, who picked up a wad of napkins and threw them at Hawkins, a police source said.
“He said something to the effect of ‘Get your own napkins,'” the source said.
Outraged, Hawkins pulled a gun and started blasting away, hitting Tripp in the head and chest, officials said.
Hawkins had been paroled after serving time for an attempted weapon possession charge only a month before the incident. Tripp died at the scene and Hawkins fled to Georgia where authorities caught up with him.
Yes, this man has been charged murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, over napkins. And yes, his name really is Fruitquana.