An 82-year-old Villager was arrested after the Department of Children and Families launched an investigation over a brawl over a stick of butter.
Charles Rebagliati of the Village of Mallory Square was arrested Thursday on a charge of battery.
The Manhattan, N.Y. native told Sumter County sheriff’s deputies that the female victim had “taken a full stick of butter and was attempting to eat it,” according to an arrest report. She began walking away from Rebagliati as he was yelling at her. He reached out and grabbed her hair “and pulled the hair towards him,” the report said. She began to cry and exited the living room.
The female victim, whose relationship to Rebagliati was redacted from the arrest report, said “the pain hurt enough to make her cry,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.
Rebagliati’s wife provided an account that matched both her husband’s and the victim’s versions of events.
Rebagliati was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. Bond was set at $500.