The Italian Almanac

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Piece of Cake

A sweet-toothed pensioner was stabbed in the face after a fight broke out in a shopping centre restaurant near Milan over who got the last slice of cake. The argument started when the pensioner, 70, and a 52-year-old rival both set their sights on the same sweet treat while standing in line with their trays at the self-service restaurant.

Following a heated discussion, the younger man left the queue to grab a knife from the cutlery counter, returning to slash the pensioner across his left cheek. A security guard was alerted to the scene by the pensioner's screams and his assailant was taken into custody.