An Oak Lawn woman was charged with aggravated assault after her husband alleged that she threatened his life with a butcher knife during an argument
Oak Lawn police were called to the couple’s home on the 9000 block of South Cicero Avenue around 1:44 p.m. Sept. 30.
According to the report, the wife, identified as Leslie M. Dellongo, 46, was sitting on the proch crying when police arrived. Officers said that Dellango was “highly intoxicated.”
Police said Dellongo explained that she and her 54-year-old husband had been arguing. The argument escalated just as she was getting ready to cut a frozen pizza with a large knife, which she had just removed from the oven. She set the knife down and went outside to call a relative to pick her up when her husband locked her out of their home.
The husband said he was sitting on the couch while he and his wife were were arguing. She picked up the butcher knife that she was going to cut the pizza with and began walking toward him on the couch, reports said.
Police said Dellango allegedly told her husband, “I’m going to stab you with this knife.” The husband said he would defend himself if she continued to come toward him on the couch.
Dellango threw the knife on the kitchen counter and ran out of their home crying. Police said the husband believed his wife was going to use the knife to stab him if he had not threatened to defend himself.
Officers went inside the trailer and saw a cooked pizza on the kitchen counter as well as a large butcher knife. The husband signed a complaint.
Dellango was brought to the Oak Lawn police station where she was charged with domestic aggravated assault. She had a bond hearing on Oct. 1.
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