Cops: Son, 20, Beat Father, 54, During Argument Over Macaroni And Cheese
A family argument over boxed macaroni and cheese resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old South Carolina man who is jailed for allegedly battering his father, police report.
Brian Rossi, 54, told sheriff’s deputies that he was “trying to make some macaroni and cheese for dinner” yesterday when he “discovered that there was only pasta and no more cheese packets” in the box.
After throwing out the pasta, Rossi told his son Alex to “stop using all of the cheese packets,” according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report.
After exchanging a few words with his father, Alex “ran after him and began to punch him in the face and head.” The younger Rossi “eventually took Brian to the ground and continued to hit him.”
When deputies arrived at the pair’s home, “Brian had a fresh laceration beneath his left eye with bruising and swelling.” During questioning, Alex reported that he and his father “were arguing over macaroni and cheese,” adding that he “did punch Brian in the face, but that Brian also punched him in the face.”
Pictured at left, Alex, who had no visible injuries, was arrested for misdemeanor assault and battery and booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $1097 bond.