It’s unlikely you’ll ever read another story like this. An inmate trying to stop guards from fighting? Actually, there’s a simple explanation: the dude liked the guards. As reported by The Buffalo News:
An inmate at the Erie County Correctional Facility lost a tooth last week when he intervened in a fight between two corrections officers scrapping over a bag of chips, prison personnel told The Buffalo News.
A bag of chips?!
[Undersheriff Mark] 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. He asked to remain unidentified because he lacks permission to disclose information about the facility.
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.