Cops Say Man Threatened To Stab Dinner Host During Dispute Over Easter Ham Consumption

A Florida man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly threatening to stab his dinner host with a steak knife after being asked to stop eating the Easter ham as it sat atop the stove.

According to cops, George Peak, 48, was at the Palmetto home of Daniel Crean, who was preparing dinner for several guests. Crean, 49, told officers that “there was a ham on the stove,” and that Peak “began eating the ham.”

After Crean asked Peak to cease the pre-dinner raid, Peak allegedly approached Crean “with the steak knife in hand and said he was going to stab him.” Crean, who was not injured, later told police that he “became in fear for his life and thought he was going to be stabbed.”

Peak, seen in the adjacent mug shot, was busted for felony aggravated assault. A second count--battery on a law enforcement officer--was subsequently added when Peak allegedly tussled with a cop and spit in the officer’s face.

Peak is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail on each felony charge.