One of the NYPD officers flipped out at Godiva after she was told that the chocolate store was closing. The off-duty officer was so upset that she even started fighting the police who responded to the call.
The officer, who has been identified as Amanda Villafane went to the store at the Stamford Town Center with her mother and Christopher Salvadore, 32, around 6 p.m. on Sunday as revealed by the police authorities.
“They were told the store was closing,” Stamford Police Sgt. Brian Butler said. “They were not happy with that answer.”
The footage below shows moments when Villafane took off her jacket and started yelling.
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The video shows the officer yelling as she can be heard threatening a clerk: “I will knock you the f–k out!” An 18-year-old was allegedly punched by Salvadore for filming the incident with his phone, the footage also shows Salvadore trying to hold the officer back.
To make matters worse, the off-duty NYPD showed her identification as she fought with a cop. “When they went to arrest her she didn’t want to cooperate so they had to take her to the ground and cuff her,” Butler said.
Butler revealed that the floor was covered with “blood and chocolate.” The NYPD officer was charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with police. Her friend Salvador was also charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
Unfortunately, Villafane was suspended without pay “for the good of the department.” The controversial case ended with so much disgrace to the officer’s career. All the while, she should have been patient with the way she handled the incident.