Melbourne Man Stabs Friend In Chest Over Pizza

Man stabs friend in Melbourne for eating his pizza.
Man stabs friend in Melbourne for eating his pizza.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A man in Melbourne was so angry after his friend ate a slice of his pizza, that he stabbed him, police said.

Drew Cywinski, 25, told Melbourne police he became enraged that he struck the man in the head with a golf club, then pulled out a knife and cut the man on his chest several times, according to the report.

The altercation unfolded Monday afternoon when Cywinski and the friend were smoking a drug called K2, a synthetic marijuana, on Garfield Street in Melbourne, where Cywinski lives.

When the two were done, they parted ways, but planned to meet later.

Cywinski invited the friend back to his home and they hung out on the back porch. Then, the man went inside and started eating a piece of pizza that was on the kitchen table.

However, Cywinski told his friend that slice was for him, and a verbal argument started between the two, the report said.

Police said the two were “at odds over recreational drug use,” according to the report.

The friend started to leave by grabbing his backpack from the porch, and his bike. But Cywinski was so angry that he followed him, picked up a golf club and said, “I’m gonna kill you,” according to police.

Cywinski struck the man in the head. The club broke.

The man then armed himself with a metal mop handle and hit Cywinski on the arm.

That’s when Cywinski pulled out the 5-inch knife and began to “carelessly swing” it at the man, police report. Cywinski slashed the man in the chest more than once.

Cywinski was arrested and transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery.

Melbourne police determined he charged at the man over 40 feet to intentionally harm him. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.