A 49-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with threatening after his wife told police he stabbed and carved a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.
Thomaston Police Chief Jim Campbell said Carmine Cervellino’s wife originally went to police on July 4 to report finding marijuana and drugs in a toolbox at the house. The toolbox was not there when police responded and no charges were filed.
When the woman later returned home, she found a watermelon on the counter with a butcher's knife in it, police said.
She told police that Cervellino came in soon after and carved the watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner, Campbell said.
The Register Citizen of Torrington, which originally reported the story, said the woman took a photo of the toolbox and the knife and showed them to police.
Cervellino was arrested on July 12 and charged with threatening and disorderly conduct, according to online court records. It is not clear if he has an attorney.
The couple is in the process of going through a divorce, according to police.
No one answered a phone call from the Associated Press on Tuesday morning to the Cervellino home seeking comment.
NBC Connecticut also called a phone number listed for Cervellino and no one answered.