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.

TV Channel Dispute Leads to Cops, Period Blood
TV Channel Dispute Leads to Co... is listed (or ranked) 1 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).


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Sh*tty Roommate Craps the Bed
Sh*tty Roommate Craps the Bed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Roommate Horror Stories of All Time
Photo: Lindsay Széchényi/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

While staying in a hostel in Barcelona, a weary traveler was woken up in the middle of the night by a trunk Brazilian guy wearing nothing but a towel. After some heated words, the guy noticed that his hand smelled terrible. When he turned on the light he saw that his hand was covered in some mystery feces. When he confronted the Brazilian, he played dumb, and in the time it took to wash his hand off the Brazilian had fallen asleep in his bed. You know the old saying, "Don't stay in a hostel unless you want a Brazilian to sh*t on your door handle and fall asleep in your bed."


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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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Family Sues MSU Over Erratic Roommate
Family Sues MSU Over Erratic R... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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