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Police: 'Fight to Death over Macaroni' Threat Gets Man Handcuffs, Not Dinner

Text messages Stephen Cain sent to his mother, send him to jail.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA)-- Police say a Fayetteville man faces several charges after being accused of threatening to "fight to the death over macaroni."

Stephen Cain, 48, of Fayetteville, was arrested Sunday night.

Officers say Cain's mother got scared of him when he became drunk and started threatening her. She told police when she left her home to drive to the police station, Cain sent her dozens of text messages, demanding she come back and cook him spaghetti.

Officers say one of 80 texts included a threat reading, "please make me some spaghetti or I guess guns will come out."

Police say a later text read, "we will fight to the death over macaroni." Cain faces harassment and terroristic threatening charges.

His next court date is set for Wednesday.
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