A Saugus man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and uncle on Thanksgiving after a reported dispute about a cigarette is due to appear in court Wednesday, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said.
Christopher Gerzeli, 21, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats after his mother reportedly refused to give him a cigarette, said Shirley Miller, public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Gerzeli allegedly punched his uncle in the back of the head, causing a laceration, and then grabbed a pair of scissors and threatened both victims, Miller said.
The alleged incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving in the 20000 block of Canterwood Drive in the Saugus area.
Gerzeli is scheduled to appear at the San Fernando Superior Court on Wednesday, said Los Angeles District Attorney Spokesman Ricardo Santiago.