A 21-year-old Cornish man was arrested Sunday night and charged with domestic violence terrorizing for threatening his grandparents with a knife when he was upset his cellphone battery had run out of power, the York County sheriff said.

A sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a couple in Cornish around 6:30 p.m. Sunday who reported that their grandson, Brandon Gignac, was damaging their house and threatening to hurt them. Gignac, who lives with his grandparents, had also caused damage to their house last summer, Sheriff William King said Monday.

On Sunday, Gignac was upset because his phone battery was dead and he misplaced his headphones, King said. Gignac allegedly picked up a vase and threatened to hit his grandmother in the face with it before breaking it on the dining room table. He then grabbed a knife and threatened his grandparents, the sheriff said.

The grandparents, fearing for their safety, took their pets and fled the house, King said.

While the deputy was speaking with the couple, another family member who lives nearby on Limington Road called 911 to report that Gignac was trying to break into their residence. The family there had locked the door to keep him out.

Deputies arrested Gignac without incident at the Limington Road home.

There was about $2,000 in damage to the victims’ home, King said.

Gignac is being held without bail at the York County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in York District Court on March 10.

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