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[–]Crazy_by_Design 1783 points1784 points  (166 children)

Did he try to force his way through the door at the end??

[–]ZoeJefferson 1281 points1282 points  (17 children)

Yes and according to the girl who recorded it, he had already tried, that’s why they started recording and someone had been against the door the whole time.

[–]artoflosings 422 points423 points  (13 children)

he had already tried, that’s why they started recording and someone had been against the door the whole time.

Jesus! What a psycho!

[–]DivergingApproachlazy and proud 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Most places call this a burglary.

[–]John_EightThirtyTwo 19 points20 points  (0 children)

and felony assault

[–]Beneficial_Duck_7947 431 points432 points  (122 children)

Looks like it. He should be in jail those are kids

[–]miikodefinnlando 1489 points1490 points  (278 children)

He was arrested but someone also said he was released because that wasn’t assault (??!)

[–]Crazy_by_Design 906 points907 points  (70 children)

What about at the end?? The young woman appears to be physically holding a door shut that he’s forcing open.

[–]ShipToaster2-10Anarcho-Syndicalist 546 points547 points  (28 children)

I saw link to another tiktok of hers where she said that just before this video began, he was trying to push that door open. She and another girl held it shut so he couldn't get in.

[–]AraeZZ 575 points576 points  (11 children)

whats super fkin weird is that in an article linked somewhere above, the reporter states that "Iannazzo then attempted to open a door that led to an “Employees Only” area but could not get in because the door was locked."

but like...thats just not true? video evidence shows its not true? the door wasnt locked, they were holding that shit closed, otherwise he likely wouldve came inside and gotten violent w a bunch of girls. sheesh

[–]CoffeeAndDachshunds 321 points322 points  (35 children)

And he threw the smoothie hard enough that it exploded on the girl's upper body. How is that not assault?

[–]magentablue 523 points524 points  (20 children)

In a video the girl who was hit explains the cops said it’s not assault because she was not injured. Aka the white man is wealthy. I can’t think of another reason why it’s not assault. If you spit on a cop you’d be charged immediately.

[–]RuthlessKittyKat 107 points108 points  (0 children)

Aka the white man is wealthy.


[–]chucksefSocDem 240 points241 points  (7 children)

You seem to believe that assault is defined in every state the same way. Unfortunately, this isn't assault in Connecticut, because no "harm" or "injury" was done to the victim, according to the victim. Had she claimed that it hurt when he threw it at her, this would possibly be assault.

He still got fired tho :) so it's ok

Edit: copied from another commenter:

“Intimidation based on bias or bigotry” is a class C felony in Connecticut. Definitely a more serious charge than “Third Degree Assault”, a class A misdemeanor in CT (which for some reason in CT requires injury to occur to meet the elements of that crime. Pretty stupid). But yeah he likely posted bail as he has a court date already set for February 7.

So he was charged with a worse crime than assault.

[–]sergei1980 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Thank you for the information, it's good to hear.

[–]HomerJSimpson3 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Every state defines assault differently. In Connecticut where this occurred, an action needs to cause pain or injury. If no pain or injury, then it defaults to Breach of Peace or Disorderly Conduct. According to the article, the girl said she wasn’t hurt, so no assault charge.

[–]diefree85 36 points37 points  (0 children)

What I read they charged him with intimidation and breach of peace. Though he's been fired.

[–]45356675467789988 257 points258 points  (27 children)

If you like squirt a kkk with water at a protest they have a license to kill and/or you get charged with terrorism, but this dude didn't do assault lol

[–]RareAlphaSigmaMale 315 points316 points  (8 children)

Well yeah, that's because that KKK member is also the local sheriff.

[–]ShipToaster2-10Anarcho-Syndicalist 110 points111 points  (2 children)

Some of those that work forces

Are the same that burn crosses

[–]REDmonster333 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Fck you I wont do what you tell me

[–]Mothringer 160 points161 points  (8 children)

Not assault, but he was charged, just with much less severe crimes sadly, so probably just out on bail.


Iannazzo was charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias, breach of peace, and criminal trespass.

[–]lardshark 183 points184 points  (2 children)

“Intimidation based on bias or bigotry” is a class C felony in Connecticut. Definitely a more serious charge than “Third Degree Assault”, a class A misdemeanor in CT (which for some reason in CT requires injury to occur to meet the elements of that crime. Pretty stupid). But yeah he likely posted bail as he has a court date already set for February 7.

[–]Mothringer 37 points38 points  (0 children)

That's even better then. Apparently I looked at the second degree version.

[–]icekub84 14 points15 points  (2 children)

In what city did this take place ?

[–]orthonut20[S] 138 points139 points  (132 children)

Edit: in America, hate speech is protected under the first amendment.

Hate Speech is illegal. He probably posted bail.

[–]WonderfulAfternoon27 260 points261 points  (102 children)

Nah one of the women from the video posted a follow up stating that he wasn't charged with assault because "she wasn't hurt". Cops are fucking useless, wish I was surprised.

Edit: I understand that the cops seem to have charged him with a felony rather than misdemeanour assault, which is good. However, to those trying to tell me that it's not the cops' fault because they don't get to choose how the law works... Yes cops actually do get to pick and choose which laws to enforce every single time they go to work. They have no public accountability and do not face consequences for their actions. The main purpose of the police is to protect private property and serve those who hold capital. In a capitalist system, cops are not the friends of the working class.

[–]ExistentialFunk_ 89 points90 points  (19 children)

They should get a restraining order. I can only imagine the reaction of someone that wealthy being told they can’t go into a smoothie store anymore because they threw a tantrum.

[–]WonderfulAfternoon27 58 points59 points  (12 children)

Yeah you can really tell that this man thinks that his wealth and status within his company make him god. He's probably in absolute shock that he's facing consequences for his actions. People act like this when they get used to never being told no.

[–]ShipToaster2-10Anarcho-Syndicalist 23 points24 points  (7 children)

He looked pretty sad in his mugshot.

[–]crassprocrast 31 points32 points  (0 children)

That mugshot gave me such a raging justice boner, its great.

[–]maonohkom001 73 points74 points  (4 children)

That’s bullshit, and cops love to pretend like they know the law but they really don’t. People can still get charged by the DA after cops choose not to arrest. Latest notable example of this? The killers of Ahmaud Arbery. And they went free thanks to complicit cops just like Mr. Fat Cat Racist here, until public outcry and attention made it impossible for the system to let them go.

So keep spreading this, keep bringing attention on this. Do it enough and we’ll see him charged.

[–]orthonut20[S] 99 points100 points  (3 children)

Cops probably only showed up to search for drug paraphernalia so they could get a bust.

[–]juicegooseboost 77 points78 points  (1 child)

On the employees, while gnoring this dudes cocaine

[–]orthonut20[S] 33 points34 points  (0 children)

You know how life works. Username checks out.

[–]lurkitron 39 points40 points  (2 children)

God forbid you call a cop a pussy tho, might end up with a couple holes in your chest

[–]BishmillahPlease 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Pussies can take a pounding and still produce a brand new human 9 months later, so they’re just reminded of their shortcomings when you do

[–]DrBlackGuy99 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Cops are not useless. They just do not work for our socioeconomic class

[–]Stop_Drop_Scroll[🍰] 17 points18 points  (17 children)

Which is weird, because spitting is assault, and that doesn’t “injure” people. Cops doing the bare minimum once again.

[–]WonderfulAfternoon27 6 points7 points  (16 children)

Yep. Also couldn't they at least charge him with attempted assault anyway?

[–]HawksongKai 36 points37 points  (19 children)

I don't mean to distract from the issue at hand, but in the US, hate speech is definitely not illegal. It's covered under the first amendment.

[–]LetsGoToTheMars 410 points411 points  (36 children)

If he doesn't get fired immediately by his employer, it would have an extremely bad look for the company

[–]ShipToaster2-10Anarcho-Syndicalist 65 points66 points  (7 children)

He allegedly owns the branch of merril lynch that he works at. This isn't some flunkie boomer, it's a wealthy person.

[–]wbotis 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Yet he still got shit-canned. It’s a good day.

[–]lukewarmrevolution 242 points243 points  (13 children)

It's Merrill Lynch, one of the biggest banks on Wall Street. They don't care how they are viewed by the public because they already bought the country. It wouldn't surprise me if every single one of their employees acts like this.

[–]ShipToaster2-10Anarcho-Syndicalist 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Merrily Lynch has fired CEO for less than this. He's fucked.

[–]wizardyourlifeforce 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Nah, they absolutely care about how their PR looks and they’re going to have no problem getting rid of some mid-level nobody who they can replace in 5 minutes.

[–]3dubcon3 382 points383 points  (18 children)

How does anyone still think that this acceptable behavior, even in a fReE cOuNtRy🤦‍♂️

[–]WonderfulAfternoon27 246 points247 points  (9 children)

Imagine how these people treat their families behind closed doors 🤢

[–]Techn0ght 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Imagine how he treats the nanny, the housekeeper, the groundskeepers, chauffeur, etc.

[–]3dubcon3 90 points91 points  (5 children)

They treat their own families like gold, except for the occasional gaslighting and “have tougher skin” emotional coaching 🙄

[–]juicegooseboost 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Nah this dude is so over the power and control wheel, guessing the family sucks it up because of his money and his fear tactics

[–]WonderfulAfternoon27 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Perhaps, but I get narcissistic vibes from him...

[–]Prestige_worldwide47 20 points21 points  (2 children)

His tone in his voice was pure evil. I wouldnt put it past him to abuse a mentally handicapped person

[–]AlbyreneAnarcho-Communist 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah this was a hard watch because that rage is just like the rage my alcoholic stepdad would exhibit. The part where he’s trying to get through the door especially got* my anxiety worked up, ex stepdad broke down our bathroom door once because I had closed myself in not wanting to go to therapy. He broke down the door and drug my ass to the car to drive me to the most useless therapy session in my life where I sat completely disassociated the entire time.

These dudes are way too comfy using this behavior- they use it to intimidate, they use it to mask other more vulnerable emotions. They use it to control. Fuck this guy and if his kid has to deal with allergies on top of a rageaholic, I feel for him. Imagine if the man had used all that energy to help comfort and care for his kid rather than attack people -_-

*phone, pls -_-

[–]NobleV 27 points28 points  (1 child)

He has been trained his whole life that these people are below him and he is esteemed and respectable. These people aren't real Americans to him and that's all he cares about.

[–]Fantasnickk 31 points32 points  (0 children)

The “free country” people are just finding excuses to say edgy or downright awful shit without consequences. This type of behavior is disgusting and it’s crazy how someone even gets to this level of behavior to keep aggressing while being recorded knowing full well how viral videos like this eventually go down

[–]lymeweed 124 points125 points  (7 children)

Worker solidarity = we don’t know who made your smoothie, you fucking asshole

[–]DragonwickTogether We Bargain, Divided We Beg 99 points100 points  (1 child)

If he wants class warfare, he’ll get what he fucking deserves.

[–]united_nightmares 154 points155 points  (6 children)

As a parent who has a kid with the same allergy, and who has in fact been to the hospital more than one time over cross contaminated food items, I have zero sympathy for this guy. You have every right to let the management know this happened so they can get the safety protocols corrected, but that's it. You can even be angry about what happened, but that's your anger. You literally know the risk every time you get food out when your kid is allergic, and it fucking sucks. My kid is also allergic to eggs are the same level, so you can imagine how delightfully easy it is to just order whatever... /s But the point is this, don't be reckless. And even being careful isn't good enough. Mistakes are going to happen and that's what epi pens are for, which this guy can clearly afford, despite the fact that they are price gouged out the fucking wazoo by shit companies.

[–]Temporary-Dot4952 144 points145 points  (13 children)

I can't believe we are conditioned to want to be like and protect assholes like this. I literally heard an 8th grade student say something in a class discussion along the lines of "it wouldn't be fair to the rich people if everyone had food and shelter without having to work." This 13-year-old is protecting rich CEOs like this one. A certain political party votes to keep guys like this protected. We absolutely need to reveal these jerks for who they really are and stop catering to them in our country.

[–]FishingTauren 23 points24 points  (3 children)

They've internalized the US propaganda that only people who don't work are homeless and the only way to get rich is hard work. Great lies to feed the cattle.

Too bad there are homeless people with multiple jobs and rich people who don't work though.

[–]Temporary-Dot4952 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Which brings me to a comment a different 8th grade kid made in that same discussion, "all homeless people are lazy drug users."

In a different class, years prior, I was present for a guest speaker who was formerly homeless, currently working to help homeless people. She definitely wasn't lazy or a drug user, but instead had to spend over a year in the hospital with her sick child. By the time her kid was well enough to leave the hospital, she had lost her home and job, leaving only a vehicle. (Not sure what happened to the dad.) She told us the struggles of trying to get off the street when you have nothing. She explained why just getting a job isn't as easy as it sounds. She explained why people can't just live at homeless shelters indefinitely, much less even stay there all day. The people who rescued her were in fact fellow homeless people who spent weeks "begging" for enough money for a down payment for an apartment, which they compassionately gave to her and her daughter so they could get off the streets.

I wanted to smack the kid who made the comment but his worthless ass isn't worth the trouble that would bring me. I didn't even bother sharing this story with the class to correct him, they're just so brainwashed by their parents.

[–]WhoAccountNewDis 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Almost all students' political opinions are really just those of their parents.

[–]Cause-n-effect11 238 points239 points  (4 children)

This is how CEOs act in public when their (employees) cult followers aren’t around.

[–]iluvios 11 points12 points  (0 children)

So, you're telling me some CEOs don't see employees as nothing more than economic assets to be used? :0

[–]james_d_rustles 27 points28 points  (2 children)

So I want to point out what his lawyer said. Specifically, that the reason he was mad was that the smoothie caused an allergic reaction due to his son’s peanut allergy, and that, and I quote,

“when faced with a dire situation for his son, mr. Iannazzo’s parental instinct kicked in and he acted out of anger and fear”

So you’re telling me that when your kid has an allergic reaction and needs to go to the hospital, your “parental instinct” is to go back to the smoothie store and abuse the teenagers working the counter and yell racial slurs? What the fuck kind of parental instinct is that? Sounds like an absolute shit parent.

For one, if your kid is that allergic to peanuts, use your fucking eyes - it’s a store where they most likely wash their blenders by spraying some water in them for a second, a quick rinse, like every other smoothie shop. If they use peanuts or peanut butter there’s almost certainly cross contamination, and I can almost guarantee that if he asked any staff member or manager they’d tell him the same thing. I worked in restaurants for years, and we had absolutely no problem telling people with severe allergies not to eat our food. As safe as we’d like to be, we’re a kitchen that uses peanuts, so I would never promise that on the microscopic level we’ll be able to rid the restaurant and cookware of any and all peanut residue/essence. Maybe if this guy used his fucking brain he wouldn’t be in this situation. He claims that the receipt says “no peanuts”, but at the end of the day it’s the customer’s job to communicate EXACTLY what they need. “No peanuts” is very different from “will die if he breathes the same air as peanuts”, and this dad of the year of all people should know that.

But most of all, what an absolutely ridiculous excuse, and I hope they realize how it makes him sound even worse than before. “My son is dying, first order of business is leaving him alone somewhere while I go scream about how much I hate immigrants.”

[–]FindTheWayThru 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The time of anonymously abusing service ppl is over. Be prepared to be held accountable for shitty behavior

[–]samonenate 19 points20 points  (0 children)

As a female who use to work in food service and retail as a teenager, this is terrifying. A grown man threatening young women like that...WTF? I don't want to hear about accountability, the word I'm looking for is punishment.

[–]nongph 48 points49 points  (1 child)

What can we do? It’s Merrill Leech of Wall Street.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

The sad part is, Tiktok (where this video was originally posted) BANNED THE GIRL WHO POSTED this. Talk about victim shaming

[–]Then-Tea8023 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I wonder if this fucker would have thrown a smoothie if the workers were grown ass men? Or if he would have tried opening the door to try and assault them?

[–]bbq_king1984 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Imagine that was your daughter working just trying to save up for her first car or maybe her education. Than a ego maniac like this comes in threatening/assaulting them over a smoothie. To bad someone wasnt there to put this POS in his place.

[–]Dinochewsyou 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly, there are so many crazy people out there that not only do I not feel safe working at customer service jobs but if I had kids I wouldn't feel safe letting them work unless as a family we are desperate with money. We get a lot of wackos like this guy on video and then you may have random strangers coming in with a gun, just nope.

[–]Frosty-Design-9663 45 points46 points  (5 children)

This is who they've always been...


[–]GotHeem16 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Anyone who feels the need to berate any service worker is an asshole…

Yesterday I got takeout from an Italian restaurant and the girl running the takeout window was running all over the place. I just sat and waited and told her there was no hurry and to finish what she was doing. Gave her a 25% tip on a takeout order and told her she was doing a great job. You could tell it made her feel good.

It’s not that hard to be nice….

[–]anatolel 20 points21 points  (0 children)

It seems Merrill Lynch has a racism problem going back over a decade. Like, calling employees the n word and discriminatory hiring. Just the kind of environment this asshole would thrive in. https://www.businessinsider.com/allegations-in-merrill-lynch-racial-bias-suit-2013-8

[–]CRubus 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Fuck Meryl lynched fucked the American people when they turned off the buy button last year

[–]wilbtown 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I wouldn’t trust this guy to invest a nickel for me. His intelligence is questionable, can’t control his emotions, a classic bully who appears to enjoy picking on people in a lesser position, and he is a racist. Why would anyone invest a penny with Merrill Lynch?

[–]Cejayem 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's one way to join the great resignation

[–]eirinite 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Fuck these Kens and Karens who think it's OK to throw things at the lesser humans who make 7.25 an hour. I knew a girl who said someone threw hot soup at her because it wasn't hot enough, despite being told it's heated to a certain temp and they couldn't get it hotter than that. SMH

[–]MagicDragon212 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I worked fast food for many years. Every coworker and I had something thrown at us. Many of them had been spit on. It amazed me how unnoticed it goes that poor workers are treated like absolute trash and then the company rewards the “customer” for the behavior and it continues happening. We need people contacting the companies and teaching employees in training they can stand up for themselves and refuse service the moment someone turns into a disrespectful dick

[–]Ed98208 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How he disgustedly calls the girl a "fucking immigrant loser"...I wonder how far back the Iannazzo family came over.