Husband Charged After Knifing a Watermelon Police say it was a threat against wife By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jul 16, 2014 4:40 PM CDT 42 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A Connecticut man is facing charges over his carving of a watermelon—although police say it was his menacing intent that actually got him in trouble, reports the Republican American of Waterbury. Police say that Carmine Cervellino, 49, was angry at his soon-to-be-divorced wife because she told police he was using illegal drugs. As revenge, he reportedly left a watermelon on a butcher block in the kitchen with a large knife through it, reports the Register Citizen. After his wife entered the kitchen and saw it, he immediately followed and began to slice it, silently, she says. Police charged him with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct, though he faces no drug charges.