Man suing restaurant after he was stabbed over last slices of pizza
Name one food that's eaten more than any other by college students, and pizza's probably it. You can imagine folks getting antsy when they run out of pizza -- but a Syracuse man nearly died when his local pizzeria ran out of slices at the end of the night.
Now, he's suing the restaurant.
The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York reports that in December of 2017, Kenneth Baombolia was one of about 10 people involved in a fight over the last slices of a pizza. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at Acropolis Pizza House, near Syracuse University. The fight spilled outside onto the street, where local authorities found Baombolia unresponsive. Police treated the scene as a homicide.
Fortunately, doctors performed life-saving surgery on Baombolia and he eventually testified against his attacker, 34-year-old Reddell Smith. Earlier this year, a jury convicted Smith of second-degree assault; Thursday, Smith was expected to plead guilty to gang-related federal charges.
Now Baombolia is suing Acropolis for not providing a proper amount of security during its late-night hours. His lawyer, Tom Shannon, claims the pizza parlor failed "to control patrons/customers of Acropolis Pizza House and provide others with a safe and secure place."