Man arrested for assaulting, threatening his father with pizza cutter

Man arrested for assaulting, threatening his father with pizza cutter
Mark Larizza (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars after assaulting and threatening his father with a pizza cutter.

Odessa police were called out to the 8700 block of Lamar Ave. in reference to an assault in progress.

When officers arrived, officers spoke with a 50-year-old man and his son, Mark Larizza, 23.

An investigation revealed that while Larizza was intoxicated on an unknown substance, he hit his father in the head with a large ceramic plate, causing his head to bruise, swell and bleed.

The report added that Larizza also attempted to cut his father with a pizza cutter but the father was able to defend himself.

Larizza was later arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

Larizza is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).

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