Panama City Beach police have arrested 26-year-old Orlando Thompson, alleging that he stabbed a co-worker after an argument over how much spice to put in the gumbo at the seafood market where they both worked.
Police say that Thompson and Caleb Joshua “Josh” Halley worked together at Buddy’s Seafood Market on South State 79 in Panama City Beach. Thompson and Halley reportedly argued over how much spice to put into the restaurant’s gumbo on Tuesday. According to the Panama City News Herald, the disagreement escalated. Thompson allegedly armed himself with a wooden board and Halley pulled a small knife:
The confrontation subsided and Thompson walked away. But video surveillance from the business showed Thompson returning…with a 15-inch blade and swinging and thrusting it a Halley, according to police.
Halley — who served as Florida State University mascot Chief Osceola from 2004-07 — was said to have suffered three lacerations to his torso. He was taken to a local hospital after waving down an ambulance, but died two days later.
Thompson has been charged with manslaughter.