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Man arrested for stabbing watermelon

By Mason White 8:25 AM July 16, 2014
Carmine Cervellino 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of threatening after allegedly stabbing a watermelon, police in Connecticut said.

Bantam Police said that they arrested 49-year-old Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston, after being accused of stabbing the watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see.

Police defended the arrest and described the suspect’s action as passive-aggressive behavior.

The incident began on Monday, when police officers were called to a home located at 126 Hickory Hill Road, where the woman told officers that she felt Cervellino resorted to passive aggressive tactics to intimidate her because he was angry.

The suspect allegedly stabbed the watermelon with a butcher knife and left it on the kitchen table. When the woman entered the kitchen, the suspect sliced the watermelon to pieces in a threatening way, the woman said.

Cervellino was charged with threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released from jail after posting $500 bail.