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Knife-Wielding Wife Threatens To Cut Hubby Instead of Pizza, Cops Say

Hubby felt life was threatened when wife came toward him with butcher knife, police said. Read a recap of the week's police and fire news.

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.

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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.

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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.

Police report information is provided by the Oak Lawn Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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IPFWGK1 October 09, 2012 at 01:20 AM
As soon as I read the word 'trailer', it all made sense
Oak Lawn Resident October 09, 2012 at 12:14 PM
LOL, but hey did anyone say the police took the knife and pizza in as evidence? I hate to see my favorite food go to waste......
Aj October 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM
lol I second the trailer comment
BeMarr October 15, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Do you really Believe the husband? Who really says " if you continue to come towards me, I will defend myself" ? I think hes a Lying Drunk. Why would she put the knife on the counter & walk out the door? Because she never threatened him with it.

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