Ohio man tries to retrieve pizza rolls, roommate brandishes sword

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 21:04:59-04

When Travis C. Vartorella's ex-roommate returned to retrieve pizza rolls out of the freezer on Sunday in Norwalk, Ohio, Vartorella brandished a weapon on the unidentified man, the Norwalk Reflector reported. 

Vartorella was charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. If found guilty, Vartorella could face up to six months in jail. 

Vartorella's former roommate called 911 Sunday afternoon, with police responding within several minutes.

“He said, ‘Leave my (expletive) pizza rolls alone,’” Norwalk Law Director Stuart O’Hara told the paper, quoting an officer’s report. “He also threatened to stab the victim with a pocket knife.” 

The pizza rolls were among a number of items the man tried to retrieve. 

A search was conducted on Vartorella's apartment, with the sword and three other possible weapons being confiscated.