VOTE The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time  

Jessica Lawshe
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We've all had our share of bad roommates, but the ones on this list will make you feel grateful for even your worst cohabitants. Even if your roommate is the kind of person that eats your entire jar of peanut butter, at least they're not pouring paint on you before a job interview, or blaming you for their husband leaving them. It's always nice to find a silver lining. For starters, chances are you've either had a messy roommate or been the messy roommate. But arguments over who should clean the dishes are child's play compared to these crazy roommate stories. We all know it's important to pay your rent and leave your roomie's food alone, but some people just can't seem to learn the basic rules of roommate etiquette. Maybe living alone is just the way to go.

Our list ranges from silly, harmless pranks to the stuff of nightmares and Presidential hopefuls. You may even learn a thing or two from the world's worst roommates. For instance, never sign a rental agreement that bans you from eating bacon. Also, it's probably not cool to pee on your roommate's clothes unless they're covered in jellyfish. Some of the crazies that are covered here are bad roommates and some are just plain old bad people. Before you go perusing an online roommate finder, you may want to read through these roommate horror stories to make sure you catch the early warning signs.

 Who are the worst roommates of all time? We'll let you decide.

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The Real Single White... Male?


The Real Single White... Male? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time
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Brittany Ossenfort met her roommate, Michelle, through a mutual friend. Everything was going great until Michelle got all Single White Female on Brittany and started an unofficial, solo look alike contest. Brittany was fine with everything until she got a call from a local police precinct asking her to bail "Brittany Ossenfort" out of county. It turns out that Michelle was actually a trans prostitute who was caught soliciting to a police officer, and when she was arrested she took on Brittany's persona. The entire ordeal has all but ruined the real Brittany's life, and forever connected her name to Michelle/Richard Phillips for the rest of her life. 
 

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Family Sues MSU Over Erratic Roommate


Family Sues MSU Over Erratic R... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time
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Sending your 18-year-old child away to college to live with a complete stranger is a scary thing, and Todd and Maureen Clark had their fears affirmed when it turned out that their baby boy was rooming with someone who had already been kicked out of college for stealing mail and committing "sexually inappropriate acts."

After living with the sexually assaulting, mail stealing roommate, the Clark's son tried to commit suicide and had to drop of out school. In 2015 the Clarks sued MSU for an undisclosed amount of money. 

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Roommate Spits and Pours Windex in Food


Roommate Spits and Pours Winde... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time
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Here's an idea for all you folks that found your roommate on Craigslist, or by some other twist of fate: set up a hidden camera in your kitchen.

You never know if your roommate is going to go full Heathers and pour spit and Windex into your food like Hayley King, a University of South Carolina student who was arrested after her roommates caught her acting like a crazy person. Also, "Spit and Windex" is up for grabs if any grindcore bands need a new name. 

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TV Channel Dispute Leads to Cops, Period Blood


TV Channel Dispute Leads to Co... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time
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It's common for roommates to argue about which channel to watch, but it's just a little bit crazy when an argument over the remote turns into a call to the police. When these roommates couldn't agree, they not only called the cops, but one of the ladies accused the other of smearing period blood all over the bed. Even crazier? That period blood turned out to be the accusing roommate's own! (Seriously, the cops tested it).