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.”