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Man stabs customer at a pizza shop for not allowing him to cut the line

By Mason White 12:10 PM September 27, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Police were called to a bloody fight outside a restaurant in Washington D.C.

When officers arrived, they found that a man stabbed another person who would not allow him to cut in line at a pizza shop.

Authorities said that the argument began when 20-year-old Jose Nelson Melendez Rodriguez, decided to cut the line at Jumbo Pizza.

Another customer took issue with it and they got into an argument. The two then stepped outside to battle it out.

Rodriguez stabbed the man, who was not named. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The stabbing victim then punched Rodriguez, knocking him unconscious.

A friend of the stabbed victim, who was identified as 20-year-old Justin McKinney, then kicked Rodriguez in the head while he was down, police said.

Rodriguez was taken to a hospital before being charged with assault with a deadly weapon. McKinney of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was charged with assault.