Is your life worth an umbrella? Two women got into a fight over an umbrella and when both of their boyfriends jumped in, one ended up stabbed to death.
Police say that the incident happened just after 8 a.m. on Friday in front of a McDonald’s at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. They say that a couple—a 46-year-old male suspect, who has since been identified as Jesus Santiago, and his 36-year-old girlfriend—were involved in an argument with another couple, an unidentified man in his 30s and a 46-year-old woman.
The Daily News has video of the fight, which you can see below. In it, you can see the two women struggling with the umbrella, before a man in Army fatigues, believed to be the unidentified victim, jumps in holding a knife.
Santiago allegedly joined the fight after that and took out a box cutter. Both the unidentified man and the 46-year-old woman were stabbed multiple times in the torso. They were taken to Harlem Hospital; the man was declared dead there, while the woman is in critical condition.
Santiago and his girlfriend were arrested but charged were not immediately filed. The New York Daily News reports that argmument may have also stemmed from a $35 drug debt.
That intersection of 125th St. and Lexington is a nexus of struggle.
Peep footage of the fight below. SMH.
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