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
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(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.

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Richmonder
Jul 18, 2014 10:41 AM CDT
I guess Connecticut would give Gallagher life in prison.
Dreezeez
Jul 17, 2014 4:53 PM CDT
I am only writing this comment so that my silence will not be misconstrued as aggressive.
trebor171
Jul 17, 2014 4:35 PM CDT
OK who decides whats aggressive with a Watermelon. Who decides what his intent was as he spoke not a word, nor made any gestures towards the psycho wife.