By MISSY DIAZ
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Friday, October 16, 2009
BOCA RATON — One too many orders for mozzarella caprese was apparently the breaking point for a Boca Raton chef who threatened to shoot the waitress who placed the order, according to police.
While waiting tables at Pizza Time restaurant on Southwest Second Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, Cathy Vultaggio hung a ticket for the popular salad of the fresh cheese and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and basil.
Chef and manager Mark DeCraepeo got upset and said if he received one more ticket for mozzarella caprese, "I swear to God I'll shoot you in the forehead," according to a Boca Raton police report. Vultaggio and co-worker Kristee Como told police that DeCraepeo then slammed a black gun inside a holster on the counter top.
"Now you see I'm [expletive] serious. I'll put a bullet right in your forehead," he hollered, according to the women.
A few hours later the women phoned police to report the incident. DeCraepeo allegedly told authorities that he had a gun but could not recall what he said to the women earlier that day.
The 51-year-old Coral Springs resident was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit a felony and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
A woman who answered the phone at Pizza Time this morning said no one there wanted to discuss the incident.
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