A NYC cop is in hot water after trashing a Connecticut Godiva in a feud for chocolate. The incident was caught on camera and posted on social media for the world to see.
The Stamford Advocate is reporting that 30-year-old probationary officer Amanda Villafane blew her famed police demeanor and ended up flexing her police muscle inside the Godiva chocolate store. According to the report Villafane, her mother, and her “companion” forced open the Godiva’s front door while employees were attempting to close up shop.
In the video the woman cop is seen taking off her jacket in a fashion similar to someone getting ready to fight. This same posture has lead to several men of color being shot and killed by police. Due to some perceived disrespect of the officer’s mother, Villafane becomes increasingly incensed with the staff of the chocolate store. Ignoring her de-escalation procedures Villafane is heard on video telling one of the staff that “I will knock you the f*ck out”.
Villafane’s “companion”, Christopher Salvatore of Staten Island, happened to notice that a brother of one the employees, Ralph Jimenez, was filming the encounter and punched him.
Sgt. Robert Shawinsky of the Stamford Police Department said that officers responding to the fracas “found chocolate and blood all over the floor”. Villafane turned her rage on the officers and was reportedly taken to the ground and cuffed. She was charged with “resisting arrest, threatening, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct,” and Salvatore received similar charges.