Stamford, CT – A New York City probationary police officer was arrested Monday after causing a melee in a Godiva chocolate shop in the Stamford Town Center.
Video of the incident was recorded by an employee’s brother and posted to YouTube (video below.)
The video shows shows 30-year-old Officer Amanda Villafane having an angry meltdown, after her mother was unable to open the store’s door at closing time.
She was filmed chasing the employees around the shop, threatening them, punching her fists in the air, and generally wreaking havoc.
Her companion could be seen using his hands to push her back in the video, when it appears she was trying to physically attack someone.
Ralph Jimenez, who recorded the incident, said he believed Officer Villafane felt her mother had been disrespected.
She became angry when a store employee told her mother that she should have realized the store was closed by the amount of force it took to open the door, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Stamford Police Sgt. Robert Shawinsky, reading from the police report, said responding officers arrived on the scene and “found blood and chocolate all over the floor.”
The video shows Officer Villafane screaming and yelling at store employees, threatening them, and even removing her outer shirt, a move that usually means a person is getting ready to fight.
“I will knock you the f**k out,” soon-to-be-former-probationary Officer Villafane could be heard shouting in the video.
Her companion, Christopher Salvatore, allegedly punched Jimenez in the face when he saw him recording the incident on his phone, according to Raw Story.
Stamford Police officers responding to the Godiva chocolate shop’s 911 call were met by an enraged Officer Villafane.
The soon to be former probationary officer fought arresting officers, and had to be taken to the ground to be handcuffed, according to the police report.
Officer Villafane faces charges of resisting arrest, threatening, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Her companion was charged with assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
You can see the video of the incident.