In the big boy bing of Rikers Island in New York City, inmates started a bloody brawl over a grilled cheese sandwich. Sh-t is real, bruh.
The New York Daily News reports:
A wild gang fight involving as many as 50 inmates on Rikers Island went on for nearly an hour, sources said Thursday. The violent melee was triggered over a grilled cheese sandwich, a jail insider said. Members of the Trinitarians, a Dominican gang, were upset their rival Crips were not letting them use a hot plate to cook the snack.
In video of the bloody Aug. 5 brawl obtained by WABC/Ch. 7, inmates are seen tossing chairs and attacking each other with mop sticks while a group of officers looked on in horror.
One inmate also hurled hot water and several were slashed during the fight at the George R. Vierno Center on Rikers Island, according to sources.
Eleven inmates, some with serious stab wounds, and one officer, were injured during the roughly 45 minute fight. There is currently an investigation to find out why the brawl lasted so long. The fighting didn’t stop until both sides agreed to end the fracas and seek medical attention for their injured.