WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – The manager of a city pizzeria has been charged after he told police that he purchased a bottle of whiskey for a 19-year-old employee.
City police report that officers Michael Csekovsky and Michael Gibbons responded to a 9:58 p.m. call Wednesday from a young Noble Avenue man who said that he had received a garbled text message from his girlfriend which also stated that she needed help at her workplace, a city pizza restaurant.
The caller had told the dispatcher that he and his father went to the restaurant where they found his girlfriend in the darkened store with the manager and both appeared to be intoxicated. The young man said that a verbal altercation developed between his father and the manager.
A second dispatcher received a call, two minutes later, from the store manager who asked that an officer be dispatched to remove the other parties from the store. The man also told the dispatcher that he had purchased a bottle of whiskey for his 19-year-old employee.
Gibbons reports that the girl, who was reportedly vomiting, was transported to Noble Hospital. She was treated and released.
Csekovsky reports that a criminal complaint was filed against the manager for delivering alcohol to a minor.
Media Credit: The Westfield News