Fla. Worker Stabbed in Microwave Dispute
Mon Oct 17, 9:29 AM ET
The Associated Press.
Things got very ugly at a Walgreens when police said one employee stabbed a co-worker over who could microwave her soup first.
Both women wanted to use the microwave in the employee break room Wednesday afternoon, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
While they were fighting over who could use the microwave first, Mellesia Grant grabbed a large kitchen knife off the counter and stabbed Merloze Tilme in the abdomen, the sheriff's office said.
"They didn't get along to begin with. Who could use the microwave first became a major issue," Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal said.
The two women then wrestled for the knife, each cutting their hands, before the store manager could stop the fight, Leljedal said.
Tilme, 20, was hospitalized in good condition, officials said.
Grant, 23, of North Lauderdale, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after being treated at a hospital for her wounds, officials said.