In 2011, two guards at a jail in Alden, New York got into a fight over a bag of potato chips. A prisoner stepped in between them, trying to stop the fight, and got caught in the barrage of blows. Undersheriff Mark N. Wipperman described the incident to a local newspaper:
Wipperman said the disagreement began over "what appears to be the dissemination of food products." A source familiar with the event said a bag of potato chips somehow sparked the fight.
Why did the prisoner step in?
Wipperman said the inmate told internal investigators that he got involved because he likes both officers and didn't want them to lose their jobs.
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