The man behind the popular NYC pizza restaurant, Pizzeria Luigi, is now facing charges of assault and battery after allegedly punching a man at a Manhattan restaurant.
According to police, the incident happened around 5:15 p.m.
Sunday when a man called in a report of a man who appeared to be intoxicated.
According the NYPD, the man was sitting at the counter when the man’s friend came over.
As they were talking, the friend told the man, “I just want to tell you, I don’t like the pizza,” according to police.
The man told the friend, “It’s my business,” according the NYPD.
The friend allegedly punched the man in the head and told him to leave the restaurant.
The man left and then returned and started yelling at the man.
The two then went outside.
As the man went back inside, he was attacked by the man and the two began fighting, the NYPD said.
As the two struggled, the victim fell to the ground, police said.
Police said that when the victim called 911, the attacker was heard yelling, “Why didn’t you tell me what happened?”
The man who was allegedly punched in the face was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police are looking for two men who were walking in the area of 33rd Street and 37th Avenue at the time.