HR Strange But True!
October 20, 2005

An employee of a Walgreens pharmacy in Broward County, Florida, is accused of stabbing a co-worker in a brawl over who could microwave their soup first.

''I don't know if it the most trivial motive we have seen for a stabbing, but it has to rank right up there,'' Jim Leljedal of the Broward sheriff's office told the Miami Herald.

Authorities said the incident occurred in the break room of a Walgreens in Tamarac. Both of the employees--Mellesia Grant, 23, and Merloze Tilme, 20--were hungry. Both wanted to heat soup in the break room's microwave oven. An argument erupted over who would use the oven first.

Grant, according to deputies, picked up a large kitchen knife that had been left on the counter and stabbed Tilme in the abdomen. The two then wrestled over the knife, each cutting their hands on the blade. The store manager broke up the brawl, seized the knife, and dialed 911 to report the melee, police said.

''It was a pretty bloody scene,'' Leljedal told the Herald. The women had separated by the time deputies arrived, he added, and paramedics transported both to area hospitals. Tilme, who suffered abdomen and hand wounds, was listed in good condition at one hospital; Grant was treated and released from another.

Asked what kind of soup was involved in the incident, Leljedal said he didn't know. In any event, Grant is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Source: Miami Herald

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