STATEN ISLAND, NY – A Staten Island man was arrested Sunday night after he was involved in an altercation at a Connecticut chocolate factory, according to a report from the Stamford Advocate.
Christopher Salvadore, 30, was arrested along with NYPD probation officer Amanda Villafane at the Godiva store in Stamford around 6:30 p.m.
Police told the newspaper that store employees said an older woman who is believed to be the mother of one of those arrested entered the store after it closed.
Ralph Jimenez, 18, whose sister works at the store, recorded the incident.
He speculated to the lawyer that Villafane believed the employees had disrespected the older woman, saying she should have known the store was closed due to the force required to open the door.
Villafane is said to be visible on a video provided to the Connecticut newspaper acting erratically.
According to Jimenez and the police report, Salvadore allegedly punched Jimenez, causing his nose to bleed, during his video recording of the incident.
Stamford Police could not be reached for comment on Monday evening, but the NYPD said Villafane was suspended.
Salvadroe has been charged with assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Villafane has been charged with resisting arrest, threats, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.