Watermelon Fight On 86th Street Leads To Lawsuit

Source: Jack Keene via Wikimedia Commons

When Grace Di’turi was walking on 86th Street three years ago, she was hit in the head with a flying watermelon.

Workers from Big Apple Produce were apparently unloading the fruit from their truck by chucking it to each other. Di’turi was caught in the line of fruit fire when one of them must have fumbled.

Di’turi fell and had to be rushed to the hospital. Now, she is suing the produce stand for unspecified damages.

Papers filed in court state that “throwing watermelons across a public sidewalk . . . was dangerous and unsafe.”


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