Judge continues court case of NYPD officer in chocolate store fight

<p>The court case of an off-duty NYPD officer accused of starting a fight at a chocolate store in Stamford has been continued after the officer failed to appear in court Friday morning.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2017, 9:48 AM

Updated 2,390 days ago

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The court case of an off-duty NYPD officer accused of starting a fight at a chocolate store in Stamford has been continued after the officer failed to appear in court Friday morning.

Amanda Villafane, 30, is facing several charges, including criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, in connection with allegedly starting a fight that resulted in an 18-year-old boy getting punched in the face.
News 12 Connecticut is told that the incident happened when Villafane, who was off-duty at the time, went to the Godiva chocolate store at Stamford Town Center on Oct. 22 with her mother and partner.
Officials say that when employees told Villafane the store was closed, she started arguing and refusing to leave. Video shows Villafane taking off her jacket and yelling at employees.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Ralph Jimenez began filming the incident while he waited for his sister, an employee there, who he says he was picking up at the time.
Jimenez tells News 12 that once Villafane, her mother and partner, Christopher Salvadore, realized he was filming, 32-year-old Salvadore punched him in the face.
The NYPD says Villafane has since been suspended.


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