A man from Alabama is facing a domestic violence charge after a disagreement with his brother over a piece of cheesecake.
The Moundville Times reported that Moundville Police Chief Toby Banks was called to a disturbance at a residence where the half-brothers live together.
The paper says, “Toby Banks said he was asked for his opinion on whether the piece of cake was big enough for a grown man.He said he thought it was.”
According to court records, the older brother, 24, was still holding the butcher knife he used to cut the dessert when they began arguing about the portion size.
The victim told police his brother punched him in the face and busted his lip and told the police chief he felt threatened by the knife.
The older brother said he was just holding it and never intended to use it.
According to the police report, the suspect told the chief “they were arguing over the pie, but he only patted the victim on the face and head like a dog.”
Police Chief Banks could not determine what type of cheesecake sparked the dispute, “but thought it might be one of the no-baked boxed cheesecakes.”
The older brother was charged with third-degree domestic violence/harassment.
He spent 24 hours in jail, mandatory for a domestic violence charge, before he was released on $1,200 bond.