A man in Baltimore who took a meatball out of a colleague’s lunch got more than he bargained for as he ended up being stabbed.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the duo, employees of a Fallston business, got into a fight over the meatball.

Police officers were called in after the unidentified suspect stabbed the alleged meatball thief in the arm.

Spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Cristie Kahler reportedly confirmed the incident.

The suspect is said to have escaped the scene after the incident while the victim was taken to a local hospital.