Back on the Reuters funnies ... Nicholas Vitalich, 24, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly beat his 21-year-old girlfriend with a large tuna after an argument in a supermarket, San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said.

“The woman had left the store after the argument and was out in the parking lot when the male approached her and struck her with a large tuna,” Robinson said. “When officers got there she had a cut above her eye, bruising on her right arm and cuts on both legs, from where she was knocked to the ground,” Robinson added.

Robinson said witnesses told the officers that the Vitalich “repeatedly hit her with this large fish.” He said the fish was fresh, not frozen, but considered a deadly weapon in the same way shoes or teeth can be weapons. Robinson said Vitalich was arrested by officers a short distance from the supermarket.