A 49-year-old Connecticut man was arrested for stabbing a watermelon in a passive-aggressive way.
Carmine Cervellino was arranged on Monday for charges of disorderly conduct and threatening. Police claim that his wife reported him to the authorities when Cervellino entered the room and began carving the watermelon in a way that appeared menacing and meant to intimidate her.
Initially the wife, who was not named in any reports, was concerned due to claiming she found drugs in her husband’s toolbox. She reported the drugs to police, but when she looked later they could not be found. Cervellino is not facing drug charges.
Police Chief Jim Campbell said: “In taking domestic violence very seriously here, we took this information, submitted it in an affidavit, which we’re bound to do here in the state.”
Cervellino was released on a $500 bond. Police say the couple is going through a bitter divorce.