Valenti's: The North Tonawanda FOIL
When Terry Valenti called in to the Shredd & Ragan show some weeks ago, he downplayed the police involvement at his now-defunct restaurant as being no big deal. Here are the police reports on Valenti’s dating back to October last year. Is this any way to run a business or conduct oneself?
On 11/1/11, Valenti threw Brocuglio and Janiszewski off the property, and purported to fire them.
On 11/18/11, Brocuglio claimed that she was being harassed by an ex-employee, and applied for a restraining order.
On 11/26/11, Brocuglio argued with fired employee William Ripley over a “company car”. Brocuglio accused Ripley’s girlfriend of striking her.
On 12/31/11 at 11pm, a black Ford F-250 backed into the east door of the restaurant. Valenti claims he didn’t know whose truck it was, and that he didn’t get the plate number. It was, of course, the truck driven by Lori Brocuglio, but he did not admit this to the police until the following day. Brocuglio told a police officer that she rammed the truck into the restaurant because, “we were fighting and he went to hit me so I tried backing away but I put it in gear moving forward and hitting the window”.
On 1/1/12, Valenti and Brocuglio were in an altercation, and Brocuglio’s son was present for it.
On 1/10/12, Budwey made his complaint to the police about the bad $3,000 rent check.
On 1/11/12, Budwey blocked the doors and told patrons to leave. A Valenti’s employee, Debbie Reining claimed Budwey pushed her out of the store, and pled out a harassment complaint against him.
On 1/27/12, Budwey returned to the restaurant to curse Brocuglio out using some colorful language.