St. Petersburg Man Arrested in Bizarre Pizza Dough Brawl With Roommate

St. Petersburg, FL - A man's pizza-making session turned violent after he threw dough at his roommate and damaged furniture in their St. Petersburg apartment over coughing sounds.

Police say 32-year-old Joseph Tresselt was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and simple battery stemming from the April 11th incident.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the battery began while Tresselt was preparing a pizza and heard voices instructing him on his pizza-making techniques.

The situation escalated when Tresselt's roommate began coughing, a sound that "irritated" him.

Tresselt responded by throwing a piece of pizza dough at his roommate, striking his roommate on the hip.

The arrest affidavit states that the roommate sustained no visible bruising during the incident.

Tresselt then entered his roommate's room and forcefully slammed his dresser, damaging the frame in the process.

Following his arrest, Tresselt admitted to the pizza dough attack and the dresser damage during an interview with police.

He explained his actions by stating his dislike for his roommate's coughing and his anger.

Tresselt remains behind bars at the Pinellas County Jail on a bond of $1,150.

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