If you were going to try and extort money Bear Stears alum, how would you do it? Would you call him at his new job and talk trash about his wife? Would you call his house and tell his wife he was running around on her with another woman? Would you call his mother-in-law in New Jersey and breathe heavily into the phone? Or would you bring out the big guns and start sending pizzas, sometimes 20 at a time, to his home in New Canaan, as a sign you really meant business? Donato Anthony Minicozzi chose all of the above.

A New Jersey flooring salesman was arrested on charges of making harassing calls and trying to extort a loan from a New Canaan man, police said. Donato Anthony Minicozzi, 49, of Brick, N.J., was charged with first-degree harassment, second-degree threatening and attempt to commit first-degree larceny…in early January, the number “Steve” was using changed. Food orders began arriving at the New Canaan house, one time, 20 pizzas, Hohn said. After listening to calls recorded, police became worried the caller was becoming more aggressive, the affidavit said. One time the caller said, “The way this is going to end is you are going to loan us money.” The man said sending pizzas to the house was a way of telling the victim and his family he could “get them any way we want,” the affidavit said. The stranger told the New Canaan resident he could keep his money and they would make his life torture. “The pizza is just a (expletive) start,” the caller said, according to the affidavit. A GPS readout then indicated the phone was at Minicozzi’s residence, the affidavit said. Following that, the wife recalled dating Minicozzi 20 years ago; they broke up after he took money from her, the affidavit said.


Harassing calls lead to N.J. man’s arrest [Stamford Advocate]

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  1. Posted by S-D- | January 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Lemme add it up for you slow motha fuckas. Chick head game 20 years ago aint the same. Lotta bitches aint sukn da nuts around 20. Now sum da shit up. She now 40. Chicken head be nut gobbler. Holla

  2. Posted by Don the Don | January 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    You will scream for fucking mercy once the General Tso's Chicken starts coming.

  3. Posted by investorcluzo | January 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    When did Dealbreaker become the online version of Cops? Connecticut hasn't been safe since 50 Cent bought Mike Tyson's house…

  4. Posted by Cunning Linguist | January 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Is that an Italian Accent?

  5. Posted by C. Christie | January 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Harassment is a matter of semantics.

  6. Posted by Coxistfagggy | January 31, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Will New Jersey flooring salesman and former Bear Stearn employees ever get along?

  7. Posted by Clarity | January 31, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    I get it. A girl you like and date 20 yrs ago may be cautious with sukn da nuts. Fast forward and she is a certified chicken head nut gobbler. Some men my be hesitent waiting those 20 yrs so they leave her, only to make the move when her husband is now laid off and using his unemployment checks to pay for 20x pizzas at a time.

  8. Posted by guest | January 31, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    "Chick head game"?

  9. Posted by Indian Harbor Quant | January 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Is it Fairfield County day hear at Dealbreaker?

  10. Posted by InfiniteGuest | January 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Always with the three names.

  11. Posted by Incitatus | January 31, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    "Hey… knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in', man!"

    Also: Never post again.

  12. Posted by Deleveraging | January 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I received my evite to the DBDRN, looking forward to attending. But tell me, who is Wilbur?

  13. Posted by b. crosby | January 31, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    do you here what i here?

  14. Posted by Indian Harbor Quant | January 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Eye dew in dead

    -Guy seeing himself out now

  15. Posted by Hawaii Sux | January 31, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Everything was fine until the pizzas started showing up with pineapple on them.

    -Fuck pineapple

  16. Posted by EQ in Dallas | January 31, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    I hear hints of Africa…

  17. Posted by Ren Tech Pizza Quant | January 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Fuck you buddy.

  18. Posted by Guest | January 31, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    20 pizzas in order to "tell the victim and his family he could 'get them any way we want' "


    – Luca Brasi

  19. Posted by Guest | January 31, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    If he hadn't stolen that money from her, she'd be married to a flooring salesman and living in Brick, NJ. Have a heart and give the guy $1000 for doing you the favor.

  20. Posted by guest | January 31, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    OMG!!! When will you people learn? Move to Darien. As long as you are white, rich, and either play golf or sail we will protect you. Even if you once worked for Bear Stearns.

    Darien PD

  21. Posted by Sean | January 31, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Anyway you slice it, you're gicing us that dough.

  22. Posted by Compliance | January 31, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Contemplating a plus 1 thumbs up for the puns but have asked legal to review the "gicing" for internal/external difficulty going forward…

  23. Posted by 608barcar | January 31, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Was it from Joe's at least?

  24. Posted by broseph | January 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    If I wanted to threaten somebody "sending them tasty food" would not be the first item on my list….

  25. Posted by sme | February 1, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Brick New Jersey Resident = Career Proletariat

  26. Posted by Long un | February 1, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Known as Minicazzo to his friends

  27. Posted by C. Christie | February 1, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I would have come after twenty pizzas.

  28. Posted by judge smails | February 1, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    It was really Mario Batali sending pizza from Tarry…

  29. Posted by Ahnold | February 1, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I don't care what you want on it, every pizza comes with pepperoni and 9 millimeter bullets on it. If you don't like it, I don't care, because you will receive one anyhow.

  30. Posted by guasto | February 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM


  31. Posted by Not Effin Italian | February 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Thanks, asshole. I asked my new secretary to Google the definition of "cazzo". Thanks a hell of a lot.

  32. Posted by Guest | February 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I ain't sayin nothin I ain't hear nothin.

    – D. Minicozzi

  33. Posted by mpickens | February 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    could he afford to take delivery of the pies ?

  34. Posted by John | February 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    I believe ex-Bear employees refer to mistresses as their "goomah"; or, phonetically, their "goomad".

  35. Posted by a.s | February 4, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    harassment for stealing pizza, world has come to this, I guess

  36. Posted by Teri Buhl | February 4, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    The New Canaan guy is a hedgie now who founded Sorin Capital http://www.teribuhl.com/2013/02/04/sorin-capitals

  37. Posted by Ahimpy minnahin | February 5, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Chimp City

  38. Posted by sohbet | March 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Likewise with Anglo-Irish lending to Sean Quinn et al.