An Ohio man, in another case of pizza rolls making an appearance during a dispute, brandished a three-foot sword when his former roommate tried to take a package of the frozen snack food with him as he vacated the apartment on Sunday afternoon.
21-year-old Travis Vartorella purportedly pulled the intimidating weapon on 20-year-old Trystan Mesenburg, who was gathering the last of his belongings.
The victim told authorities that after showing up with his girlfriend to get his things, Vartorella â€œcame out from around the cornerâ€ with a three-foot sword â€œas I grabbed my pizza rollsâ€.
Mr. Vartorella vehemently claimed ownership of the bag of delicacies and insisted that that Mesenburg â€œleave his fucking pizza rolls aloneâ€.
The victim and his girlfriend fled the apartment and called 911. Arriving officers said that the couple was â€œvisibly shakenâ€ as they told them what happened.
Vartorella was arrested, and four â€œedged weaponsâ€ were seized from the closet in his bedroom, including a six-foot samurai sword, a machete, and the sword heâ€™d been holding when heâ€™d confronted Mesenburg.
Mr. Vartorella has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated menacing and booked into the Huron County jail.
He was later released on bond.
Mesenburg and his girlfriend got temporary restraining orders against him.
It turns out Vartorella is also a registered sex offender, stemming from a 2015 felony conviction of providing obscene material to a 13-year-old girl heâ€™d met online.
He was sentenced to four years probation and warned that heâ€™d serve two years in state prison if he violated the terms.