A prison riot involving as many as 50 inmates broke out in Rikers Island when an argument over a grilled cheese sandwich escalated.
Yep, you read that right.
Members of the Dominican Trinitarians were upset after their rivals refused to let them cook the melty goodness on a kitchen hot plate.
And that’s when shit hit the fan.
Inmates armed with mop sticks started throwing chairs and beating each other. Guards could only watch stunned from behind protective glass as the riot continued. In the end, 11 inmates were injured, some seriously with stab wounds.
According to The Mirror:
The confrontation only ended when both sides agreed to stop on their own after 45 minutes.
An officer was injured and now the prison is being accused of being dangerously short-staffed at certain times.
Correction Officers Benevolent Association president Norman Seabrook said: “We don’t have the staff to break it up.
“The officers certainly can’t go in there with just three officers against 60 inmates.”
A prison spokesperson said: “There is every indication that this situation could have been handled differently and that this incident went on for far too long.”
Watch the insane video above. And here’s a lesson – don’t mess with anybody’s food.