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Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Attacked by Police Dog

Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Attacked by Police Dog

A police dog was kicked off the force for biting a doughnut shop employee

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A Florida police dog was kicked off the force for biting a Dunkin' Donuts employee.

A Florida police dog has lost his job and been forcibly retired from the police force this week after getting too aggressive and biting a Dunkin’ Donuts employee.

According to the Daily News, the police dog in question was a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Renzo who had reportedly been with his precinct for over a year. The first incident reportedly happened in November when Renzo bit another officer. The second occurred on February 11, when Renzo’s handler, Officer Carl DiBlasi, was supposed to meet a police sergeant at a local Dunkin’ Donuts. When the sergeant went to pet Renzo, the dog reportedly got very aggressive. DeBlasi tried to restrain him, but Renzo got loose, ran away, and attacked a Dunkin’ Donuts employee who happened to be walking through the parking lot. Renzo reportedly bit the Dunkin’ staffer on the calf.

Renzo has since been relieved of duty and forced to retire. The Daily News reports that Renzo will be living with Officer DiBlasi.


Off-Duty NYPD Officer Attacked Outside Dunkin’ Donuts In Harlem Suspect In Custody

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man is in custody after police said he randomly attacked an off-duty NYPD officer in Harlem Wednesday morning.

The incident took place around 6:50 a.m. at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.

Investigators said the plainclothes sergeant, 43, had just gotten out of the subway and was on her way to work when she went into a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.

When she walked out of the Dunkin’ Donuts, a man waiting outside attacked, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported. He punched and kicked her, causing an eye laceration and bruises to her head, according to police.

Her bag flew to the ground during the beating, Gold reported. Witnesses said the attack came without warning.

Owner of Dunkin' Donuts says officer was attacked right outside of the business and dropped her drink/bag pic.twitter.com/TOWQCnccMc

&mdash ilana gold (@ilanagoldTV) January 21, 2015

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“We didn’t heard any shout, any screaming, anybody” the manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

A worker said the sergeant is a frequent customer of the shop.

“It’s kind of scary because it happened right outside our door,” said Dunkin’ Donuts employee Dwight Dominic. “I actually didn’t see it but once they told me what happened I was like ‘Oh wow. I hope they catch the guy.'”

As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, the officer required stitches and was treated and released from St. Luke’s.

Later in the day police could be seen out on the street in front of the Dunkin Donuts conducting, what they called, a regular patrol.

The suspect took off, but was later taken into custody. He was then taken to Harlem Hospital for an evaluation, Jones reported.


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Karen Sorensen | 6/9/2014, 1:52 p.m.

A Joliet man held up a Dunkin' Donuts employee as he was leaving work Sunday night and then threw the man's phone and wallet back at him when he realized police had been called, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

Kenneth Harris, 33, 1211 Arthur, is alleged to have confronted the employee at about 10 p.m. as the man was in his car and preparing to leave the the 400 S. Chicago St. store, Roechner said.

"He said, 'This is a stickup' and told (the victim) to give him everything he had because he had a gun," Roechner said.

Harris then reached into the car and took the man's wallet and cell phone, he said. However, when he looked up and saw an employee in the store talking on the phone, he realized the police had been called, he said.

He threw the phone and wallet back at the man and started to walk away just as police arrived and took him into custody, Roechner said.

Harris was charged with attempted strong arm robbery and criminal trespass to motor vehicle and is being held in the Will County jail pending a bond hearing.

Harris has been arrested three times since 2010 on a variety of felony charges, including vehicular hijacking, vehicle theft conspiracy, aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated reckless driving, aggravated domestic battery and driving under the influence.

He was sentenced to five years in prison for a 2005 charge of aiding/abetting/possessing/selling a stolen vehicle and was out on parole after serving three years of a six-year sentence for 2010 charges of aiding/abetting/possessing/selling a stolen vehicle and aggravated driving under the influence.


Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.

Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg.

In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.

The recent incident occurred Feb. 11 in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts at 1454 N. State Road 7 in Margate.

According to Margate police, Renzo and his handler, Officer Carl DiBlasi, 53, went to the doughnut shop to meet a Coconut Creek Police Sgt. Brandi Delvecchio. The sergeant began to pet Renzo, who was in DiBlasi's patrol car, and the dog lunged at her.

DiBlasi warned Delvecchio to back away, and struggled to restrain the dog, which was halfway out the car window. Still holding Renzo's harness, DiBlasi tried to undo his seat belt but lost his grip. The black K9 "sprung out of the marked vehicle," Margate police said in a report.

DiBlasi screamed Renzo's name and three times hollered "fuey!" an obedience command for "incorrect behavior." The dog started to charge another officer, then changed course and dashed toward doughnut shop employee Robert Doherty, 37, Coral Springs, who was reaching into his car for his apron, Margate police said.

Doherty heard DiBlasi screaming at Renzo and jumped into his car. But he couldn't get his leg in fast enough and was bitten. He suffered four bites, two to three inches long, to his right calf and shin. Margate police said DiBlasi had to "pry" Renzo from his victim "after less than a minute of struggling."

Another officer rendered aid to Doherty and called paramedics.

Doherty referred calls to his attorney, who could not be reached for comment.

In the Nov. 26 incident, Renzo bit Coconut Creek Police Officer Michael Giuttari, 26, who with DiBlasi was tracking a home invasion suspect shortly before midnight in the 4400 block of Hillsboro Boulevard. DiBlasi tripped and lost control of Renzo, who spun around and bit Giuttari, inflicting "multiple puncture wounds," Coconut Creek police reported.

DiBlasi told investigators Renzo must have seen the other officer as a threat, according to a police report.

But the dog's days as a law enforcer are over.

"I have made the decision to retire K9 Renzo," Coconut Creek Police Chief Michael J. Mann said Wednesday in an email. The dog will now go live with DiBlasi.


K9 Police Dog Bites Dunkin' Donuts Employee, Is Promptly Taking Off Force – You Don’t Mess With Donuts

A member of the elite K9 team, Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois attacked a Dunkin' Donuts employee. His actions ensured instant dismissal from the K9 team.

It's an old but firmly held believe that you do not mess with a police officer's donut. Well, this dog messed with the source and was promptly penalized by being thrown off the force. The incident happened late last week, when Officer Carl DiBlasi had parked his car in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.

A 53-year-old veteran, DiBlasi had his K9 companion Renzo, who was sitting beside him in the passenger seat, when a sergeant rolled-in and started petting the dog through the open window of DiBlasi's police vehicle. However, for unknown reasons, Renzo lunged out at the female sergeant. Despite the female officer trying to contain her, the dog then jumped out the window and began to charge a third officer.

A stunned DiBlasi kept on screaming the dog's name and the command ("fuey!") for incorrect behavior, but Renzo was a possessed dog that day, who continued on with his rampage. The dog eventually spied a Dunkin' Donuts employee who had just driven-in and was reaching into his vehicle for his work apron. Sensing danger the employee attempted to jump in his car, but owing to the K9 training, Renzo was just too fast.

Before the Dunkin' Donuts employee could react, Renzo had already bitten on his leg at least four times, leaving wounds two to three inches long, on his right calf and shin, reported the Sun Sentinel. Renzo eventually snapped onto the leg of the donut company's employee and refused to let go. The officer had to pry the dog off the man, "after less than a minute of struggling."

Astonishingly, this isn't the first time Renzo has launched an unprovoked attack. In November, the dog bit another officer multiple times during a search for a suspect. The previous owner of the dog apparently knew of the "former viciousness" yet the dog was still allowed out in public. The negligence surrounding this case is simply appalling.

Bad #dog! #Florida police K9 fired after biting 2 people including donut shop worker http://t.co/TlhGclq8v1 pic.twitter.com/b7gbXuHJw8

&mdash ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) February 20, 2015

As for Renzo, since he is protected by the State of Florida, the dog is merely suspended from his duties as a K9 officer.


Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Saves Teen Coworkers, Stops Armed Robber On Long Island

MEDFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island Dunkin’ Donuts employee saved his coworkers from a crazed robber Monday night.

Police say another good Samaritan — the worker’s own brother — also helped wrestle the knife-wielding suspect to the ground.

“I got six stitches on this hand, two stitches on my finger, everything is scratched up.”

Osten Minott’s hands are all cut up and his right knee is bruised after a life or death fight in the parking lot of the Medford Dunkin’ Donuts.

Osten Minott’s hands after saving his coworkers from a knife-point robbery in Medford, N.Y. (Credit: CBS2)

“He said basically just like that, ‘give me the money or I’m going to stab you or her or both of you,’” Minott told CBS2’s Christina Fan.

The 25-year-old employee says he felt a sense of responsibility to protect his two younger coworkers when the armed man stormed into the store.

The suspect held one of the girls at knifepoint, demanding cash, until Minott managed to grab him and take the struggle outside.

The other employee, 17-year-old Victoria Marciano, says she was so scared she ran to hide.

“I saw a glimpse of him and I just booked it to the freezer,” Marciano said. “All I was thinking was when is this going to end?”

Minott says he fought the suspect for several minutes before backup came in the form of his own brother, who just happened to pass the store to check on him.

“It was good timing, I don’t know what was going to happen. He was trying to get me in my gut right here,” Minott said.

The victims say police finally arrived after a customer pulling up to place an order at the drive-thru window heard a scuffle inside and called 911.

“I’m so happy that he was there to be there and protect me,” Marciano added.

“I know everybody is saying it’s a heroic thing I did, but nah, these two girls are young, they are in high school, they got their whole life ahead of them, I’m 25, the least I can do is do something to prevent us from getting killed,” Minott explained.

Minott plans to return to work once his hands heal. The suspect is facing charges of robbery and assault.


Crooks can't run from Dunkin': Gutsy employee chases off armed robber

The NYPD runs on . . . bodega coffee.

The police boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts is apparently heating up, as a sergeant was spotted Sunday walking into the 73rd Precinct station house with trays full of what appeared to be generic, corner-market brew.

“No D&D in the 7-3,” he proudly announced.

The brew-haha began last Sunday when a worker at a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins at 1993 Atlantic Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant refused to scoop ice cream for two 73rd Precinct detectives — allegedly because they were cops.

Police union heads called for a boycott of the national chain, and the movement has since percolated throughout the department.

Asked for directions to a Dunkin’ Donuts on Sunday, a cop patrolling Union Square said, “I’m not allowed to do that.”

A manager at the Brooklyn franchise apologized, but parent company Dunkin’ Brands claimed the store’s confusing layout led the cops to order at a closed register — an explanation that police unions have called “an insult.”


Horrifying moment Dunkin’ Donuts worker is stabbed in dispute 'over doughnut order'

Shocking footage has shown a Dunkin’ Donuts employee getting stabbed by an upset customer allegedly over his doughnut order.

The video shows the 17-year-old worker lashing out at the man, who is holding a blade in his right hand.

She pushes him and says: “Don’t touch me.”

Another woman begs them to stop as the man starts to swing the knife in the worker&aposs direction.

The teenager was found by police lying on the floor with a cut on her left arm in the store in Union City, Georgia, on Saturday night (December 5).

An arrest report obtained by US outlet WAGA-TV said the man had driven up to the drive-thru before the incident and then returned to the restaurant minutes later to find the employee.

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According to Union City Police, a customer was upset the store was out of a certain type of doughnut.

Police are now hunting the man, said Union City Police Department’s Jerome Turner.

"We want to identify who the subject is,” he said. “We just don&apost want him showing up at another Dunkin&apos Donuts or any other business or anywhere in public and having the temper where he can make this kind of an assault.”

He also urged staff not to engage in physical disputes with customers.

"We deal with them every day,” the officer continued. “Allow us to come and address the customer and utilize our training and allow us to deescalate the situation so that it doesn&apost happen like it did here.

Anyone who may have any information can email Officer Turner at [email protected] or call 770-964-1333. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

In a statement, Dunkin’ Donuts said: “At Dunkin’, the safety and well-being of our guests, franchisees and their restaurant employees is a top priority. We are aware of the incident that took place at the Dunkin’ restaurant located in Union City, GA.

“The franchisee, who independently owns and operates this restaurant, informs us that he is cooperating with the local authorities. As this is an ongoing investigation, we defer any additional questions to the police.”


Iowa man used pit bull to attack others, killed dog when it turned on him, police say

Iowa man used pit bull to attack others, then killed dog when it turned on him, police say Juan Carlos Moreno-Martinez faces several charges, including animal neglect and trespassing. (Polk County Sheriff's Office)

June 26, 2020 at 7:27 pm CDT By Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

ANKENY, Iowa &mdash An Iowa man is accused of using a pit bull to attack people at a party, then killing the animal when it turned on him, authorities said.

Juan Carlos Moreno-Martinez, 33, of Ankeny, was charged with assault, animal neglect, trespassing and probation violations, KCCI reported.

According to the Ankeny Police Department, the incident occurred June 6 during a party. A police report said Moreno-Martinez unlawfully entered the property and retrieved the pit bull, according to KCCI. Police said Moreno-Martinez agitated the dog, which ultimately attacked three people, the television station reported.

A police report shows Moreno-Martinez unlawfully entered the property of another person and retrieved the pit bull, then agitated the dog, “knowing its past behavior when worked into a frenzy,” with the intention of intimidating others at the party. https://t.co/DBBb00VoPX

&mdash Chris Gothner KCCI (@CGothnerKCCI) June 26, 2020

The animal then bit Moreno-Martinez in the arm and leg, causing injuries that required a trip to the hospital, WOI reported. After the dog attacked him, Moreno-Martinez said he fatally stabbed it in the animal’s head and neck, police said.

Moreno-Martinez was arrested Thursday and taken to the Polk County Jail, KCCI reported.


Dunkin' Donuts employee says co-worker exposed himself to her

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (KTRK) -- A mother of two and a baker at Dunkin' Donuts says she was working when her co-worker exposed himself to her.

Ashley Hale says she never said anything provocative or inappropriate to Jason Scholl.

Scholl was a manager at the Flash Market inside the business where they both worked.

Both companies are housed in the same place and there's no wall between them.

According to Hale, Scholl turned off all the lights, and then exposed himself to her.

"I need to either run, I need to call the police, I need to freeze, I need to tell him to get away. I don't know. Is he going to rape me? Is he going to kill me?" Hale said.

According to a police report, Scholl, 45, admitted to exposing himself to her.

In the report, Scholl says, "He should have put his clothes back on," and added, "that was his bad."

Scholl claims that it was a misunderstanding, saying that Hale made some inappropriate comments to him before the incident.