Police: Man Cuts 'Jumbo Slice' Pizza Line, Stabs Man During Fight - NBC4 Washington

Police: Man Cuts 'Jumbo Slice' Pizza Line, Stabs Man During Fight



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    A man who cut in line at a "jumbo slice" pizza place on U Street NW early Sunday fought with a man and then stabbed him, police said.

    The trouble began about 4 a.m. Sunday when Jose Nelson Melendez Rodriguez skipped ahead in line at Jumbo Pizza on the 1300 block of U Street, according to a police report. 

    A man told him to leave, and the two went outside, police said.

    Rodriguez stabbed the man, and the stabbing victim then punched Rodriguez, knocking him unconscious, police said.

    Later, a friend of the stabbing victim kicked Rodriguez in the head.

    The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Rodriguez, a Northwest D.C. resident, also was taken to a hospital.

    Rodriguez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The man accused of kicking Rodriguez, Justin McKinney of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was charged with assault. It was not clear if either man had a lawyer.

    Three pizza shops in Northwest D.C., within walking distance of the crime scene, lay claim to inventing Washington's signature oversized slice, Washington City Paper reported.