CT Man Charged After Stabbing a Watermelon, Police Say

A woman claims the act was threatening in nature.

Credit: purpleslog, via flickr creative commons
Credit: purpleslog, via flickr creative commons

Sometimes slicing a watermelon can be against the law, just ask Carmine Cervellino, 49, of Thomaston. 

Police say Cervellino is alleged to have stabbed a watermelon with a large butcher knife and left it in the kitchen for a woman to see, the Register Citizen reports. 

The woman believed it was a menacing gesture, the paper reports. Police believe Cervellino stabbed the watermelon in a “passive aggressive” manner because he was angry at the woman, the Register Citizen reports. 

The man was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. 

Read the full Torrington Register Citizen story here

Thomas Johnson July 16, 2014 at 10:24 AM
We have truly slipped down the rabbit hole! I couldn't believe my eyes when the Mad Hatter strolled by...
Craig Zac July 16, 2014 at 10:58 AM
I often thought the Comedian Gallagher should be thrown in prison for his Watermelon smashing too... the way he used that comedically huge mallet to hit the melon with was down right menacing !!
Craig Zac July 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Quick Mr. Malloy, set up a task force to study whether or not Assault Watermelons should be banned! Get Senator Blumenthal and his ever present ward, Chris Murphy on the "Batty-Blumie" phone and have them meet us at the governors mansion, and have them pick up Ice cream cake on the way, ASAP!!!
dtom July 16, 2014 at 01:21 PM
man: "that watermelon was threatening me." watermelon: "but officer, I was seedless!!"
Mike Liso July 16, 2014 at 03:51 PM
How stupid is this? If that watermelon was a sign of menacing then the phrase, "Paranoia will destroy you" prevails.


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