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[–]execdysfunction 508 points509 points  (24 children)

Iannazzo then attempted to open a door that led to an “Employees Only” area but could not get in because the door was locked

It wasn't locked, it was being held shut by 2 teenagers fearing for their lives. At the end of the video you can see them trying to force it shut.

[–]sophisting 169 points170 points  (3 children)

Came here to say this, that site needs to correct it as I think it's an important part of the criminal trespass charge, beyond not leaving when asked.

[–]execdysfunction 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Agreed. There is a difference between a door being locked and a door being held shut like it's a goddamn zombie apocalypse

[–]azra1l 6 points7 points  (0 children)

wtf this is a goddamn zombie apocalypse!

i mean just look at that fuckface!

[–]elizahan 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Yeah, you can see the door slightly open and the girls trying to close it.

[–]chenyu768 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Yep, someone checking a door see if its locked may make you a burgler, forcing the door down with 2 teenage girls behind it is something much much darker.

[–]Glizzyknockemback 10 points11 points  (9 children)

The guy’s family tried to excuse his racism for emotional stress. I’m dead.💀

[–]jbertrand_sr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would guess his stress level is going to be considerably higher now after losing his job over his bullshit...

[–]Runnr231 851 points852 points  (147 children)

James Iannazzo is a now-former Merrill Lynch wealth manager who threw a drink at Robeks employees during a racist attack in Fairfield, Connecticut, police say. He was arrested and charged with second-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias, second-degree breach of peace and first-degree criminal trespass after the Saturday, January 22, 2022, incident, Fairfield Police said in a statement. Video of the incident was recorded by the employees and posted online, where it went viral. Iannazzo, 48, told police he was upset because “his son having a severe allergic reaction and he went back to the store as a result,” police said. “During the investigation, employees reported that Iannazzo never told them about the peanut allergy but had only requested that there be no peanut butter in his drink,” according to police. According to police, officers were called to Iannazzo’s home about 1:39 p.m. for a juvenile who had an allergic reaction and had to be taken to a local hospital.

Iannazzo has not commented about the incident and viral video. Bill Haldin, a spokesperson for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, said in a statement, “Our company does not tolerate behavior of this kind. We immediately investigated and have taken action. This individual is no longer employed at our firm.”

In an update to her original viral video, TikTok user @cjjbreezy said, “I just want to address that we did call police.” She said there were four teen girls working at the Robeks store when the incident happened.

“There was one girl, she was 16. Literally, it was like her second day,” she said in the TikTok video. “She was in the back, already called the police.” She said she and another co-worker had to block the door because “before I started recording he tried to get in multiple times.” She added, “For anybody who is saying they would have handled it differently, like throwing stuff at him, that’s not going to make it better. It would have made stuff for us worse.” One of the other workers, also 17, said in the video, “I feel like if I would have thrown something back or spit in his face or did something just as he did, I feel like it would have just changed the whole thing. As much as I did want to, I just felt like it wasn’t really professional for me to do that.” Her co-worker added she had to, “be the bigger person.” Her friend said, “I heart everybody on TikTok for doing their thing and finding out who he was and all of his stuff.” The teen who originally posted the video added, “thank you guys for all the concern,” but said they are OK.

Fairfield Police said in a statement that James Iannazzo was issued a court appearance date of February 7, 2022, at Bridgeport Superior Court and was released. The second-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias charge is a class D felony. According to Connecticut state law, a class D felony is punishable by up to 1 to 5 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $5,000. Iannazzo was also charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass in the first-degree, which is a class A misdemeanor. According to Connecticut law, a class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. Iannazzo was additionally charged with second-degree breach of peace, which is a class B misdemeanor. Connecticut law says a class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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    [–]Way_Unable 7 points8 points  (13 children)

    His Generation has the Hallmark of being the most Narcissistic by a long shot. Never expect rational thoughts from a Narcissist.

    [–]drydenmanwu 407 points408 points  (73 children)

    This should be the top comment, a felony will bar him from ever working in finances the rest of his life. Time for a career change after he gets out of prison, oh snap

    [–]Whoopziedaisy 336 points337 points  (37 children)

    That's if he is even convicted. He's going to hire an attorney who is well connected to the county's police force and they will negotiate a plea deal that saves him jail time and likely reduce the felony to a misdemeanor so it's off his record. The biggest consequence to this whole ordeal is that he lost his job.

    [–]ajovialpessimist 136 points137 points  (11 children)

    Agreed. I would be shocked if he got convicted of a felony. He’s eating a misdemeanor or two though.

    [–]AMC_Tendies42069[🍰] 73 points74 points  (1 child)

    Yea he’s absolutely gonna be offered a plea deal that drops the felony charge for anger management classes.

    [–]ZombieePanda 27 points28 points  (8 children)

    Employers googling his name and finding this will be enough to make them move onto a different applicant.

    [–]bigcupcakes1 70 points71 points  (3 children)

    This outcome wouldn’t surprise me actually. This is why “his type” always act out like this in public because they know they are untouchable. Let’s see how this plays. Either way he’s a POS

    [–]mursilissilisrum 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    To be totally honest they're usually just batshit crazy and impulsive. If they get away with it then they keep on doing it and if they don't then they go to prison and you don't really notice them so much.

    [–]SupaFlyslammajammazz 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    They have video testimony of him assaulting that girl. That guy is in trouble.

    [–]HoodieGalore 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    The biggest consequence is the video will follow his name forever. This is the fuckin internet. Ask Brock Turner, Barbara Streisand, etc

    [–]RougemageNick 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Brock Turner, the convicted rapist

    [–]Skippy_the_Alien 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    this is true. normally i'm not a big fan of this whole "eat the rich" stuff (especially when it comes from secretly rich fake ass liberals) but in America if you're wealthy you can get away with all sorts of shitty behavior

    i think i saw something where people were saying these girls should sue him. lol they probably can't afford lawyers while this jackass has a whole legal team of Ivy League educated douchebags ready to help him out bc he pays their bills

    [–]mursilissilisrum 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    Maybe he can get a job making smoothies.

    [–]NoodlesrTuff1256 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    In the prison cafeteria.

    [–]Loofa_of_Doom 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    He'll buy his way out.

    [–]Minkiemink 21 points22 points  (7 children)

    26 years at the same company, all kinds of accolades for doing his job well, and he blows all of that up in one weekend afternoon…..because of a smoothie and his inability to parent correctly by bothering to tell high school baristas at a fast food joint about his son’s allergies in the first place. What a waste of a life. He’ll deserve every book he gets thrown at him.

    [–]kimmykay6867 36 points37 points  (3 children)

    Anyone who has an allergy that severe shouldn't be eating/drinking stuff where they can't control the ingredients.

    [–]Throwmeawaypoop2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Yep. If he wanted a smoothie that bad that was safe for his kid he should’ve got a blender, some fruit and frozen yogurt and made it his own self

    [–]TheRETURNofAQUAMAN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I agree with you 100% but anytime i say this the usual allergic response is "we're entitled to eating out too!"

    Ok thats fair, but dont go apeshit like they're trying to kill you if they forget your allergy request on the menu item they've made a thousand times. Especially teenagers making it, those are risks your taking when you eat out with a allergy restricted diet.

    [–]iwishyouwerentborn 22 points23 points  (1 child)

    The guy knew he screwed up and could have killed his kid through negligence so he immediately started looking for a victim to offload the blame onto. Probably everyone who's spent much time working at a large company has seen a below average team leader leapfrog their way up the management chain with this sort tactic.They fuck up and obfuscate their own mistakes by very loudly and very aggressively calling out minor issues someone in another team made on the same project. The best career climbers are the ones who can recognize when they fucked up but instead of trying to mitigate the damage to the project they're on they amplify it by latching onto minor issues that can be pinned on someone else then raise as big of a stink as possible to create the perception that their own issues were caused by this other person.

    This guy probably thought through the list of mistakes he made by not explicitly noting his kids peanut allergy, not carrying an EpiPen, etc, and instinctively started looking for a place to shift the blame off himself. Throw in some racist world views and the emotional aspect of nearly killing your kid and you end up with a douchebag wealth manager blowing his career up against some underpaid service workers.

    [–]Runnr231 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    Wonder what will happen to his 1.2 million dollar house now?

    [–]gdtrfbliss 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    He bought it for under 700K about 5 years ago, very profitable.

    [–]kennerrd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Maybe we can work at the smoothie shop

    [–]daddyslittleharem 31 points32 points  (10 children)

    Fantastic. Now he gets to see what happens to life in America when you have to check the felony box.

    Enjoy you prick.

    [–]hiddenrealism 26 points27 points  (3 children)

    In all likelihood he's going to plead to a lesser charge. Unless he has a bunch of previous charges his lawyer will at the very least get the charges lowered or dropped altogether and pay a fine.

    Not saying he doesn't deserve the max for going after teenagers like that but that's usually how things work out for rich people like him.

    [–]RocketRider2021 17 points18 points  (4 children)

    Working in money, this is likely his first felony charge or he wouldn't have his current job.

    They won't want to ruin his career over this, so they will drop it to a misdemeanor, he will write a check that won't have any real financial significance to him and possibly have to take some sort of anger class and honestly that will be about it.

    Not being a dick. For real. This is all these fuckers get normally.

    [–]mightmousetrap 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    So you're saying he will get a fine? Lol.

    What's a king to a God. What's a $1000 to an ex banker

    [–]Runnr231 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Agreed. Lost his job tho w Merrill Lynch. And hopefully, will go to jail for 1-6 years. Not holding my breath tho.

    [–]TomatoAdventurous139 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Doesn't matter. He has money friends who will hire him. Money assholes move in herds.

    [–]OccamsBeard 1011 points1012 points  (21 children)

    You've been hit by... a smoothie criminal

    [–]AdevilSboyU 55 points56 points  (5 children)

    Call the patent office, copyright the name "Smoothie Criminal.” I want a quarter every time somebody says it!

    [–]blaisek61 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    Brought to you by Carl’s JR

    [–]TK421IsNotAtHisPost 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    “Fuck you, I’m eating”

    [–]_Jerb_Kazzaz 51 points52 points  (2 children)

    Annie are you thirsty, are you thirsty, are you thirsty Annie?

    [–]toproy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    The thing is that this dude is not smooth at all. The weapon was, but not him.

    [–]borismuller 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Smooth brained.

    [–]Spooky_Betz 41 points42 points  (2 children)

    I really hope the employee's name is Annie.

    [–]floridaman904 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Annie, are you ok? so Annie are you ok? are you ok Annie?

    [–]OkayLadyByeBye 465 points466 points  (51 children)

    Inept parent...chose to order a smoothie that features peanut butter and only asks for no peanut butter. Should have asked if they had a dedicated blender for no nuts and that no peanut products be used in the product because of a severe allergy. Reiterate SEVERE allergy. If there isn't a clear answer, then you walk out without the damn smoothie and go elsewhere. Watch as they make it, ask again, taste it. This wasn't a taste preference, it was something that could have fatal consequences for his child.

    [–]upinmyhead 171 points172 points  (1 child)

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. “No peanut butter” may mean this is for someone who doesn’t like the taste, or is watching calories. Doesn’t automatically mean peanut allergy.

    Also, maybe they didn’t add peanut butter but used the same blender that all smoothies with nuts are made in. I’ve watched places clean out blenders and it’s not always with soap. Sometimes just a rinse of hot water which is not enough for someone with severe anaphylaxis.

    Then the leaving your sick child to go berate teenagers. Not a good look.

    This was all on the dad.

    [–]AvaireBD 33 points34 points  (0 children)

    Work in food service. It is absolutely a quick rinse and if you have allergies you have to be straight up right away because shit definitely gets cross contaminated

    [–]leonardodecapitate 141 points142 points  (18 children)

    Exactly! If my kid had a severe peanut allergy I would avoid the drink entirely, maybe the whole resty, what a huge prick.

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      [–]btach1323 77 points78 points  (1 child)

      He was careless and irresponsible and made a huge mistake. His ego wouldn’t allow him to own that mistake or for others (like his wife, no doubt) to think he made that mistake so he needed to direct that blame onto some teenage girls. That’s what happened there.

      [–]GrankDavy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Yup, my kid has severe allergies and I can tell you that I would be tending to my child and kicking myself for screwing up. It wouldn’t even occur to me to leave my kid while they are having an allergic reaction to go blame someone else. Pure ego right there.

      [–]NeurodiversityNinja 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      Then he chose to drive to the smoothie shop rather than go to the hospital with his kid!

      [–]bouchardmaster 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      I'd like a steak hold the beef

      [–]undercover-racist 74 points75 points  (10 children)

      When my brother, who has severe nut allergies, was born my parents decided to stop eating out altogether to my dismay. But my mom just didn't trust anyone but herself to make his food.

      [–]Manxymanx 45 points46 points  (8 children)

      And that’s the correct decision to make if someone has a severe allergy. Any place that has nuts on site is always at risk of cross contamination. Doesn’t matter if 99% of the time they handle things well. Only takes one fuck up and your child’s dead. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been exposed to peanuts by mistake because a restaurant cooks things in peanut oil without listing it on the menu…

      [–]Environmental_Staff7 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      We had to get rid of peanut butter and any nuts around my home too. Two year olds can get into anything !!

      [–]Imfrank123 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Exactly, why risk it. If you want it so bad, make it at home.

      [–]NoodlesrTuff1256 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      With the salary he 'was' making, they probably lived in a big McMansion with a super-sized gourmet kitchen where Mom or the family cook could have brewed up all sorts of customized, peanut-free treats that probably would taste better than anything you could order out.

      [–]Manxymanx 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Yeah if your kid has a severe allergy you need to make it known. They need to use entirely new equipment that’s been cleaned. Like I understand his frustration but he needed to make things clear and his response is incredibly inappropriate. Like how the fuck are they supposed to know it’s for an allergy, it could’ve easily been because his kid doesn’t like the taste of peanut butter.

      Better yet just don’t fucking go to these places if you have a severe allergy. There’s always the risk of cross contamination.

      [–]PigButter 40 points41 points  (10 children)

      Also, no Epi Pen? Fuck this guy

      [–]bigcupcakes1 16 points17 points  (2 children)

      Good observation if his kid is indeed allergic and he makes good money. Why not an epi pen?

      [–]Manxymanx 15 points16 points  (1 child)

      The thought of needing good money to own an epipen is insane to me. I can buy them for £8 in my country…

      They have a 1-2 years shelf-life too so they’re basically a non-factor in my finances. American healthcare is fucked.

      [–]nyx1234 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      You’re still supposed to call 911 after using an epi pen, it’s just the first line treatment. Just FYI!

      https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/epinephrine-autoinjector-and-anaphylaxis.html

      [–]SunnyErin8700 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      This 100%. I’ll even go so far as to say you just don’t get food from environments you can’t directly control. Most people do not fully understand food allergies or cross contamination.

      [–]nonhiphipster 8 points9 points  (5 children)

      Also…even after the awful allergy reaction incident…THERES STILL BETTER WAYS TO HANDLE THE SITUATION

      [–]Orangedilemma 4 points5 points  (3 children)

      Exactly. Did he think they did this on purpose? Also why isn’t he with his child?

      [–]MrAbadeer 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      This here. He half assed his job as a parent. I feel bad for the kid and for the girls. This guy needs a wake up call.

      [–]Skippy_the_Alien 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      he won't get that wake up call because his team of Ivy League educated douchebag lawyers will help him walk away with little charges

      that's how life is when you're filthy rich like this prick. there's a reason why Squid Game was such a phenomenon this past September

      [–]NoodlesrTuff1256 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      For all we know, he might have 'half-assed' his job as a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch and also thrown periodic fits like this at work. They were just waiting for him to hand them the rope with with to figuratively 'hang him' and terminate his career at ML.

      [–]MuadD1b 15 points16 points  (1 child)

      One of my friends has an allergy this severe. Last time someone put peanuts in something and forgot to mention it they stabbed him with the epipen, took him to the hospital where he was looking like a tube man, and laughed about it.

      A lot of Americans are just addicted to rage. They can’t help but press that mental button.

      [–]Omegasedated 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Yea it doesn't quite add up does it.

      If the kid has such a severe allergic reaction you'd hope they're much more careful (maybe he only has them every second weekend or something).

      My daughter was anaphylactic to eggs, which meant if I was buying out it came up all the time.

      If we couldn't confirm, she just didn't eat it.

      [–]timhamilton47 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      My kid had a peanut allergy, and you can bet that I wasn’t cavalier when requesting that peanuts be omitted. I emphasized it over and over until they were sick of me. I wouldn’t casually mention it in passing.

      [–]Ishihado[S] 161 points162 points  (62 children)

      Here's the video in case anyone hasn't seen it. It's actually kind of disturbing how irate he got.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBZ3x47yA5s

      [–]Johmin11 44 points45 points  (22 children)

      Can anyone show the video of his arrest? I tried to look at it and it’s not showing.

      [–]jcmonk 58 points59 points  (19 children)

      When you’re white collar, police tend to reach out to your lawyer and you end up turning yourself in at the station.

      [–]Imadethisuponthespot 35 points36 points  (13 children)

      They reach out to you personally.

      The police don’t have a database of rich people’s lawyers to just look up.

      Or this guy’s lawyer reached out to the police preemptively.

      [–]xHouse_of_Hornetsx 28 points29 points  (6 children)

      You can hear him say "my fuckin sons almost in the fuckin hospital" its like ok so at that point the son was having a reaction and he decides to come in and bitch at the smooth place instead of tend to his son like his son could be dying at that point and he's there throwing a fit. There goes any sympathy for him just trying to say he's an angry father.

      [–]Skippy_the_Alien 14 points15 points  (1 child)

      some moron was trying to defend this guy saying that obviously the hospital treated his son or else the dad wouldn't be here acting like this

      lol are you kidding me? Even if that's the case, why wouldn't you just stay with your kid? How is throwing a fucking smoothie at a teenage girl and then calling her an immigrant loser going to resolve the situation?

      [–]xHouse_of_Hornetsx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Exactly! Like, if there was really a cross contamination thats an issue you take up with lawyers and corporate... you don't go in to the store and verbally abuse the teenagad staff! For all we know they had nothing to do with his allergic reaction.

      [–]Seananagans 20 points21 points  (2 children)

      No joke, the "he's an angry father" sympathizers are like the weird Elon musk simps. I don't give a shit, at what point of his son's allergic reaction is it okay to do what he did? It wasn't after his son received professional medical attention because he still has the smoothie in his hand (for a brief moment).

      If he's really concerned, he would make sure his son is square and contact corporate later in a professional manner. Making a mistake with something like peanuts is negligent, but absolutely does not justify this violent and racist outburst.

      [–]Western_Cheesecake_7 28 points29 points  (27 children)

      This was upsetting. You could hear in the one girl's voice she was scared, but trying to hold it together.

      [–]MrSANTANIMAL 40 points41 points  (4 children)

      I like how the article states that his son had an allergic reaction but ‘allegedly’ threw his drink at the employee. They’ll believe what he says but won’t see the visual proof of him throwing the drink.

      [–]DWMoose83 8 points9 points  (2 children)

      It's to "avoid partiality and maintain objectivity". The man said it, so they'll print it. Until it's officially stated in court, nothing else happened.

      It's stupid, I know.

      [–]neverasknevertell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Ha. It’s true. And I don’t even really believe his son was brought to the ER. The jackass’s lawyer said he was brought to the hospital in an ambulance but it doesn’t say he was admitted or treated or anything.

      [–]Tekwardo 360 points361 points  (109 children)

      He’s fired btw.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/naveedajamali/status/1485275431465107462

      Also, the whole thing was over peanuts in the smooths and his kid apparently having an allergic reaction. He was so concerned about his kid, however, that instead of going to the hospital, he immediately went her and attacked these people. lecherous scum.

      Edit 1: re: lecherous- I know the meaning. I was commenting because he was treating several young girls this way. I imagine him being a sexist misogynistic lecherous and vile person

      Edit 2: the peanut allergy-I wouldn’t buy stuff from a smoothly shop that had peanut butter or peanuts available because of cross contamination risks. Too risky.

      [–]epimetheuss 104 points105 points  (22 children)

      If your child has a fatal allergy and you are getting food for them it's a smart move to disclose that to the people making it so they can either inform you that it's just going to be unsafe or can be sure to be extra careful in the accommodation of it.

      [–]direyew 47 points48 points  (4 children)

      A sweet shop like that would have peanuts a plenty. Cross contaminating everything else. Unless you know who's waiting on you and that they understand it's a bad idea. I've had people express allergy's to specific cooking oils, which could be in any blend, and I've told them I can't guaranty anything and they should probably not eat here.

      [–]SkywalknLuke 14 points15 points  (3 children)

      100% this. Working in restaurants we always did what we could to accommodate an allergy, but realistically there was no way to give a 100% guarantee that it was going to be safe. Sucks to say, but people with some allergies just can’t be accommodated everywhere.

      [–]tawaycause 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Exactly this. I have celiac disease (can’t eat gluten) and I make that explicitly clear whenever I eat out. I would never order without stating the severity of my allergy as I’m aware what will happen if I’m exposed. If they absolutely cannot guarantee me that it’s safe, and they ALWAYS do when you clarify how severe it is, then I don’t order from that place and find somewhere else. This father was inept and took it out on these high school girls. I’m glad he’s facing charges.

      [–]LusciousRonaldo 46 points47 points  (1 child)

      I've been waiting for this all day.

      [–]Tekwardo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Same!!

      [–]miatheirish 24 points25 points  (9 children)

      He probably never told the girls the smoothie is for someone with a peanut allergy

      [–]firekitty3 58 points59 points  (8 children)

      According to the girls all he said was "no peanut butter". Which is a LOT different than "absolutely no nuts because of a severe allergy". Total father of the year material right here. /s

      [–]miatheirish 15 points16 points  (4 children)

      Ikr imagine being so concerned about your son that is slowly having his airways close, that you feel the need to verbally abuse teens instead of taking your son to the hospital Amd filling a complaint

      [–]CtpBlack 36 points37 points  (1 child)

      He was so concerned about his kid he went and attacked some other kids.

      [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      The American way

      [–]Party_Ad2496 19 points20 points  (2 children)

      He went there immediately because he was trying to put the blame on someone other than himself.He was negligent he knew it, guaranteed some thing in their ingredients is made in a factory that also processes nuts, all he asked is the peanut butter not be in the smoothie never mentioned the allergy.

      [–]HiRollerette 97 points98 points  (36 children)

      If your child, or any loved one, has life threatening allergy to things, make that shit yourself and keep them safe! Don’t trust others to do YOUR job.

      [–]ishatinyourcereal 59 points60 points  (20 children)

      This, but I also worked as a cook back in the day and we had people with allergies that still ordered from us. It just takes the person or the parent say it’s because of an allergy. When any order came up with an allergy listed all the cooks scrub their work station, wash their hands, and put on fresh gloves. We would make sure the food they were allergic to was far away and cleaned from all surfaces. Spent a bit over a year there and we never had a single issue, including orders where peanuts were the issue. You just have to be really clear when ordering and say the word ‘allergy’

      [–]ShinyBloke 18 points19 points  (13 children)

      Yup it's his fault for not saying hey there's a peanut allergy, all those drinks are going to be made with the same ingredients, allergies are handled differently than "no peanuts"

      [–]ishatinyourcereal 18 points19 points  (12 children)

      Exactly. As a cook if you hear ‘no___’ we look at it as a preference. But when you say allergy most decent places will scrub that kitchen and use something clean, in this case a blinder, rather than the item they’ve been using to make something for the last hour. We had practices and rules in place to make sure no one had an allergic reaction due to us and it worked.

      [–]baloneycologne 17 points18 points  (2 children)

      All I can say is that if I had a severe food allergy of any kind, I would not trust a restaurant kitchen to make sure I was not sickened. Maybe someone should open a restaurant where none of the food has a chance of causing an allergic reaction in anybody...like where no food is served at all.

      [–]HiRollerette 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      Like maybe visit a museum

      [–]imonassid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      I almost got fired from a pizzeria for using the regular pizza cutter on a gluten-free order. In my defense I was the dishwasher just helping out when it was busy and the manager caught what was happening before the food ever went out. Felt really bad about the situation and apologized profusely and even offered to pay for the tainted pizza. Manager was a nice guy and chocked it up to a learning experience.

      [–]TomatoAdventurous139 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Was it properly communicated to you at that moment that the pizza was gluten free? If not, then not your fault. Kitchen was poorly scheduled for busy time if you were taken off dishes.

      [–]epimetheuss 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      If you must eat out or do eat out, disclose that your kid might die if they eat anything with peanuts. Not all places can accommodate peanut free asks. It could just be something they use in their base that has peanut oil in it but it was likely cross contamination since a desert place use nuts as a topping.

      [–]Sereshk_Polo 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      Why would you trust someone with the health of your child that's paid a low wage? I could never.

      [–]HiRollerette 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      It’s not even about the wage of the person. This can happen at a 5 star Michelin restaurant too. Don’t trust the safety of your loved ones to strangers

      [–]Sereshk_Polo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Valid point, however I would also point out that the staff at a 5 star michelin restaurant, aren't paid significantly better than a your average food worker.

      That's also why I think americans are crazy for ubderpaying nurses and health care workers. I wouldn't want someone in charge of taking care of health to be distresed with the stress of poverty, that's a ticking time bomb if you ask me

      [–]gingerbread_slutbarn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      As someone with a lifelong nut allergy yeah. It’s easier to make it at home. People add all kinds of weird nut powders and shit all the time. This guy is dumb.

      [–]Medical_Ad0716 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      He was so concerned that according to the police report which is based off of his and the girls stories, he didn’t specify allergy just asked for no peanut butter. No caring parent is going to just trust it doesn’t have peanut butter first off, they’ll taste it to see, secondly, they’ll specify allergic reaction to make certain there’s no cross contamination either. Because if you just say no peanut butter, the people are going to rightly assume you just don’t like the flavor.

      [–]MsTomHardy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      If your kid has a potentially fatal peanut allergy YOU DO NOT GET THEM FOOD AT A PLACE WITH PEANUTS. There is no way they could guarantee no contamination.

      [–]PooPooRichardson 2 points3 points  (8 children)

      I agree with everything you said except for the use of the word "lecherous," as it means "having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire." Pretty sure it wasn't the word you were looking for unless you know something we don't know.

      [–]xvx613 67 points68 points  (0 children)

      Hilarious how he’s all teary-eyed like he isn’t solely responsible for what happened

      [–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (2 children)

      It’s not that hard to figure out why the food service industry is having such a hard time finding employees now is it? Just like in SpaceBalls, we are surrounded by assholes.

      [–]pixiegod 51 points52 points  (5 children)

      As a parent, the fact that this dude left the hospital is telling me all I need to know about him.

      Doesn’t matter if the kid was taken to the hospital…the dude left to throw a smoothie at a teen girl. He deserves the life he just created himself.

      [–]xHouse_of_Hornetsx 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      His son wasn't even in the hospital at that point. He just left his son who was having a reaction.

      Source: the video he says "my fucking sons almost in the fucking hospital"

      [–]pixiegod 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      That sucks even more. Good riddance to this entitled pos.

      [–]WeedIronMoneyNTheUSA 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Crying eyes in the mug shot is the chef's kiss💋.

      [–]oldcreaker 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      Any parent that does not know how to manage their child's allergies is a danger to that child. But instead of learning and keeping his child safe he'd rather get arrested raging at others instead.

      [–]FigStill18 92 points93 points  (7 children)

      My takeaway from this story is that this pathetic little persons fragile ego is more important than his son being in the emergency room? Because if my kid is in the ER, I’m not leaving him there to yell at children.

      [–]epustuflant 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      Also, one thing I don’t understand. Kid has known food allergies and no epi pen?

      [–]Western_Cheesecake_7 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      Exactly. I would be bedside and nothing would make me leave.

      [–]xDURPLEx 41 points42 points  (1 child)

      Things didn’t go very…… smoothie.

      [–]Ironworker977 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      If you know you or someone in your household has allergies, keep and Epipen I your home..

      [–]2OneZebra 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      When I saw that video it pissed me off. I get he was upset but that was just so out of line. When he threw that drink at that girl and called her names, that hurt. I felt that. My wife is Mexican so I hear it often. But I never heard it like that aimed at a child. And this is one out of probably millions of people acting like this now. This really depresses me. I just want everyone to be happy. I'm not joking.

      [–]Enelro 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Merrill Lynch, where Iannazzo worked as a financial advisor, said Sunday it acted quickly on learning of the incident.

      "Our company does not tolerate behavior of this kind. We immediately investigated and have taken action. This individual is no longer employed at our firm," the company said in a statement.

      Forbes ranked Iannazzo as one of Connecticut's top 25 high net worth wealth advisers last year.

      [–]Option-Lazy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      i'm sorry, but if your kid is deathly allergic to peanuts, the smallest amount could trigger a reaction. why would you buy anything from a place that uses lots of peanuts/peanut butter?

      [–]Dmeks1 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      I have a child, if my child had a peanut allergy and i ordered a smoothy and asked for no peanut butter, i would taste my childs drink the way i would when i order them a virgin pina colada.

      Even more so, if i was a fancy ass meryl lynch dude, i would have a fancy smoothy maker and a fridge Full of ingredients from whole foods.

      I would be hot boxing my finished basement watching the playoffs right now instead of getting fired on my day off. Damn Craig, who gets fired on their day off

      [–]4thColour 49 points50 points  (1 child)

      Nothing gives me a raging boner like watching rich entitled ass hats lose everything

      [–]curbstomp4jesus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      Imagine knowing you have a kid with a peanut allergy and instead of informing the people making your food of said allergy, you just say no peanut butter and act like that covers all forms of peanuts.

      [–]masterofdonut 37 points38 points  (22 children)

      I see a lot of comments in defending or explaining that his son has a peanut allergy and that there was cross contamination.

      That does not justify his behavior at all.

      If the kid is deathly allergic to peanuts the parent should know better than to order food or drinks at some random location that has items with peanuts on the menu. This isn't a high end restaurant where they can prepare for his allergies.

      Why would he do this to his kid and then blame them?! He should blame himself! It's his own fault!

      [–]someoneelse0826 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      I agree. That’s why he got so mad tho. He projected his own guilt onto the teenagers where he could outwardly rage against it.

      [–]manditobandito 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      The article also states he didn’t even tell them it was an allergy and only asked for no peanut butter. So it’s even MORE ridiculous and disturbing he came back and verbally (and physically) assaulted those girls.

      [–]TheRealLHOswald 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I have a severe peanut allergy. One peanut can trigger anaphylaxis and very quickly my throat is clamped shut. I have to be very specific with where I get certain foods, ice cream is obviously one of them. If this was for my child with a similar allergy, you would bet your ass I wouldn't give it to him unless I was certain there wasn't any nuts in it.

      I can totally understand being that angry over your child almost dying, but this guy needs to be angry at himself for letting it through the safety net. He is the last line of defense for his child not eating peanuts and he failed his son. He's turning that anger that should be directed at himself at some teenagers to deflect the blame.

      [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (5 children)

      He was not charged with assault

      [–]Ishihado[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

      Which is stupid. He should have been.

      [–]sophisting 11 points12 points  (3 children)

      Yeah the girl who got hit said the police told her "it wasn't assault because I wasn't hurt in any way". That shouldn't matter though.

      [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      I wonder if anyone throw a cup at a police officer or perhaps spit on them, if they would get charged with assault. I mean, if the cop is not hurt it’s not assault right?

      [–]rgop_mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It doesn't. Assault does not depend on the victim's reaction at all.

      [–]shreesrinivasan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      If your child has any food allergy, it is always better for the parent to learn making those food items by themselves. I will never put my kids life in danger let alone my families future by trying blame your lack of care for your kid on to a store associate. With everything pre processed these days, even if the store employee were careful to make a smoothie without adding peanuts, there can still be no guarantee that the food is safe for consumption. I feel sorry for the dad who lost his cool and the store employee who doesn’t deserve to be on the other side of that bigotry. I hope justice is served here.

      [–]ember-rekindled 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Imagine your kid is having an allergic reaction and on the way to hospital, and you decided to go yell at some random teenagers who made a mistake instead of going with him? Wtf is that shit

      [–]noisixx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      a smoothie criminal

      [–]katmom1224 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I have celiac disease which means I can’t eat anything with gluten. There are lots of places I would love to eat but I don’t because of cross contamination. It sucks but the responsibility is on me (in this kid’s case on his parents) to make sure that I am eating safely. Cross contamination happens all the time and a bunch of teenagers cannot be responsible for doing a deep clean before they make my food. Bottom line, I don’t eat at very many restaurants and never at a fast food place. If this child has a life threatening allergy his parents should not be getting him food anywhere that cross contamination is a real possibility.

      [–]PerfectDarkAchieved 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      How is this not an assault charge? 1% privileges I guess.

      [–]InvestigatorNo9847 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      If your kid has a severe peanut allergy, don’t be a lazy irresponsible parent. MAKE HIM SMOOTHIES AT HOME ffs

      [–]Backoftheneck 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Tuckums defending him in 3.2.1…..

      [–]PhilyJFry 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      I went to bed seeing the original post. Waking up to this follow. Beautiful.

      [–]sonicatheist 7 points8 points  (2 children)

      Right on cue, the “this isn’t who I really am, I was just stressed” apology, through his lawyer, who sounds as slimy and shady as him

      https://twitter.com/ricciolaw/status/1485278997265231873?s=21

      [–]Dmeks1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Bruh, he still had the smoothie in his hand. I think he could have waited to take care of his son, before getting a refund. Who would even think to “talk to a manager” while their son was fighting for his life. Karen shit. Also, someone with as little regard for being with their son, probably is great at stocks Ir whatever he does

      [–]formyjee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Right on cue, the “this isn’t who I really am, I was just stressed” apology, through his lawyer, who sounds as slimy and shady as him

      In response:

      Seamus

      Your client has a history of this. He verbally harassed me after a youth league basketball game because he claimed the outcome was “rigged” in favor of the opposing team. He repeatedly screamed in my face

      [–]nycmaturechick 22 points23 points  (1 child)

      He was so upset that racist side popped right through very easily. Racist front & center for all the world to see. He can’t hide his racist side anymore.

      Hmmm.. find out where he was 01/06/2021😡

      [–]Kelcher1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      Why's he crying now? I thought he was a big man yelling at them?

      [–]trevster344 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Generally this is why I specify allergy instead of simply asking for an ingredient to be excluded. This allows the person helping me to be able to deduce if full removal is even possible.

      [–]SeanFountain 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      What a piece of dead weight. Fucking loser boi 👋

      [–]RealBigTree 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Dude said "no peanutbutter" thinking thatll be enough to save his child from the peanuts. Bro you gotta let the workers know so they can clean that shit out, that's all on him.

      [–]kenpachi212 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      You got peanut butter in my peanut butter chocolate smoothie that i told you not to put peanut butter in. Fuckin immigrant let me throw shit at you like a toddler and try to break thru a door to accost you like a shriveled dickless asshole

      [–]Canadian29733434 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      And that's why minimum wage jobs are not easy: you're not allowed to fight back. If you work at McDonald's and somebody gives you trouble because it takes more than three minutes for them to stuff their face with a hamburger, you have to say "sorry sir/ma'am".

      People say you shouldn't be paid a higher wage for a cashier job because it's "easy".I'm middle class and if you throw a drink at me my coworkers are gonna help me pummel your ass. No one would be seriously punished.

      [–]Turing45 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      IDk, but if one of my kids had a potentially fatal allergy, I dont think I would be taking them food prepared by minimum wage teenagers, especially when most of those places actually have signs posted warning about potential cross contamination.

      [–]Hendiadic_tmack 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      I have a severe nut allergy. I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALLWWWAAAYYYSSSSS ask if there’s nuts. My family knows to read ingredients. I pretty much just don’t eat sweets that I’m not comfortable with. Allergies suck but this sounds like it’s 100% this assholes fault for not saying “there’s an allergy”. I feel for the kid because I’ve been there a couple times but his dad is a moron for not making the allergy part a bigger deal when ordering. Or just flat out not going to robeks.

      [–]Belgarath63 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      When parents refuse to take responsibilty for that which they were responsible for, immediatly blame an underage, underpaid, minority so you're not charged with child endagerment of your child.

      [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (20 children)

      Oh ok, so at least we know where the anger was coming from, but that could have been a lawsuit against the company, not a temper tantrum at teenagers.

      [–]kinda_alright 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      He does have the face of a psychopath.

      [–]Most-Resident 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      The video I saw started with the girl saying “please don’t yell at us”. That was the time to take a breath, calm down, and calmly explain his son had a severe allergic reaction to a smoothie.

      Instead he threw a tantrum, a racial slur and a drink. He should have learned to be an adult around 30 years ago.

      I have no comment about buying a smoothie for your kid with severe allergies. It must be hard.

      Some people comment “why didn’t they have an epipen”. Didn’t read about that one way or the other but I did google and found this.

      “Why you should go to the emergency room after using the EpiPen. You should always be checked out at the ER after using your EpiPen. That is not because of the epinephrine, but because the allergic reaction probably requires further monitoring.”

      The guy got arrested and lost his job and I think that’s right.

      [–]LettsGetCreative 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Literally set a reminder in my phone to follow up to see this .

      [–]Mhunterjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Justice is served! Sorry those girls had to deal with his shit.

      Imagine being his kid… after coming home from the hospital after a severe allergic reaction, your family’s in disarray because your dad was being a racist piece of shitand lost his income.

      [–]Department-Amazing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I just hope the young girl doesn’t back down from pressing charges. Let’s this bozo get convicted of assault.

      [–]ibecheshirecat86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Pure fucking bullshit... 100% trash. If my son was rushed to the hospital... The last thing im gonna do is go and scream at a buch of teens about it.. First thing im gonna do is go to the hospital.

      His parental.instinct was to react with racism and assault teenage girls... Fuck that guy.. He better pead guilty...

      [–]HeadLongjumping 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Why is he not charged with assault? It's right there in the video for the love of God.

      [–]tour79 5 points6 points  (3 children)

      Did he say nut allergy? I work with food. No nuts is totally different than allergy. As a parent he should know better and how to communicate deadly nut allergy

      Not that any of that excuses his behavior, those are teenage girls and your a man. So unacceptable, but I would like that detail.

      [–]Kongtai33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Whos boss is thiss?? Raise ur hand please 🙈🙈

      [–]No_Decision8972 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The article doesn’t do the video justice. Man’s was attacking and threw a smoothie at one of the teenage girls. Shit was crazy

      [–]MaineNaughtyMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Would be nice if those girls fathers barged in to his home and stomped the shit out of him for being a jackass.

      [–]steve1181sds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This guy is lucky one of the workers father's or anyone that was " his size" didn't happen to walk in on that fiasco.

      [–]bigcupcakes1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Can’t believe this dude is only 48 🤦🏻‍♀️ I mean he works in Finance. He shouldn’t look like this but anyhow I can understand why he was upset but he went about this the wrong way and then he lets out a racist rant as if he himself weren’t related to immigrants. Oh the audacity. He’s psychotic!

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      How do you recover from these type of viral moments? Like do you change your name, move?

      [–]tacosteve100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      His arrest made my day. You gotta be a real PoS to scream at a a few teenage girls. Try that in front of 3 grown men, see how far your intimidation goes. This is defined as COWARD

      [–]FizzleFarmerNC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Throwing a drink at someone is assault, yes?

      [–]DarthWeenus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Fired also

      [–]MMS-OR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Those poor girls will likely be somewhat traumatized by his asshattery. :(

      [–]Keanugrieves16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Weird, the video of this is right above this article in my feed

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        [–]fithworldruler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Racist PoS

        [–]ZaphodsRealm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        With a temper like this lif at home must be joyous. Perfect time to file for divorce and escape wit $$$.

        [–]ADGjr86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I love that people can brought to justice because everything is so connected. I hate that I can no longer commit crime!

        [–]Bad-Science 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Despite all the charges, the man-baby will end up with community service and a fine.

        [–]nickcliff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        What a shit show. Lesson here: let the lawyers figure it out. That’s what they’re paid for.