A Connecticut man carved his way into some serious charges during a dispute with his wife.
Carmine Cervellino, of Thomaston, Connecticut, was arrested after his wife told authorities the 49-year-old man had cut a watermelon in a manner she perceived as “threatening,” reports Connecticut's WVIT.
The woman went to police on July 4 to tell them she had found drugs hidden in Cervellino’s tool box, said Thomaston Police Chief Jim Campbell. She found a pill container – with her name on it -- and a plastic bag full of marijuana.
Officials say the woman removed the drugs, took pictures of the items on her cell phone, and then hid them in her room. But when she came back home, the drugs were missing. She informed police of the incident. But when officers arrived, the toolbox was no longer at the residence and Cervellino was not charged.
Later that day, the woman returned home to a watermelon sitting on her kitchen counter with a large butcher knife sticking out of it. She told police a few seconds later, her husband walked into the kitchen and began cutting the watermelon into pieces. The woman took a picture of the incident on her cell phone and gave them to police, reports the Register Citizen of Torrington.
In a report from the department, Thomaston Officer Keith Koval wrote that the woman said she believed Cervellino was using “passive aggressive” actions to try to “intimidate her because he is angry at her.”
Cervellino was arrested on July 12 and arraigned in Bantam Superior Court on Monday on charges of second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $500 bond. The case has since been turned over to Family Services.
According to the station, the couple is filing for divorce.