A Massachusetts man was held without bail and charged with assault after he allegedly roughed up a woman serving him breakfast in bed because she forgot to make him sausage.
Fritz Simeon, 57, of Pittsfield, Mass., allegedly yelled at the victim and called her names before pushing her against a closet on Sunday, the Berkshire Eagle reported on Tuesday. He then cut himself with a knife to make it look like the woman slashed him, according to a police report obtained by the paper.
But Simeon’s attorney, Marc Vincelette, claimed the police report was inaccurate. He alleged that the woman cut his client during an argument that started when Simeon packed his bags to leave her home.
Police said Simeon, who had been out on bail for a prior assault charge, went into a rage because the woman didn’t include sausage with his pancakes when she made him breakfast in bed. The report claimed Simeon threw the plate on the floor in disgust.
During a court appearance Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court, Simeon pleaded not guilty. His bail for the previous assault charge was revoked. Judge Frederic Rutberg remanded Simeon to the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction, where he’ll stay until a March 17 court date, the Eagle reported.
In the prior case, Simeon allegedly punched a woman because she owed him $20, according to the paper. The two cases aren’t Simeon’s first run-ins with the law. He also had more than one assault and battery conviction.