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“It was kind of scary, I’m not going to lie because I’m like ‘I don’t know what he intended or what he was going to do,'” Gianna Miranda, 18, who works part-time at Robeks in Fairfield, Connecticut, told the station. local WFSB news outlet.
Gianna and two co-workers were the target of 48-year-old James Iannazzo’s racist tirade after a store-bought milkshake “containing peanut butter” caused his son to suffer a severe anaphylactic reaction. .
Iannazzo’s fit of rage was recorded and posted on Tiktok by Charlie Hill, who called 911 while Gianna was trying to get Iannazzo out of the store.
He’ he started calling her racial slurs. She threatened to kill us multiple times,” Hill, who is 17 years old according to the social media platform, told WFSB. “I understand and we’re sorry on behalf of Robeks for how the milkshake was made, but it gives you absolutely no right to act like that.”
The death threats were not recorded on video. Iannazzo was arrested Saturday on charges of bias-based bullying, disorderly conduct and trespassing before being released.
Merrill Lynch, where Iannazzo had worked since 1995, most recently as director of wealth management, fired him after the video went viral online.
Iannazzo told DailyMail.com on Monday that he was sorry for his actions and that he lost his temper “because [his] 17-year-old son was taken to the hospital with his life-threatening anaphylactic shock.” .
In a statement, he said he had been “scared out of his mind” when he went on a rant.
My actions at Robeks were wrong and I deeply regret them. They do not reflect my values or my character. I feel terrible that I completely lost my composure,” he said.
‘I went back to Robeks to determine what ingredients were in the shake I had previously ordered. I made my unfortunate comments because my 17-year-old son was taken to the hospital with life-threatening anaphylactic shock. He collapsed at our house while drinking the Robeks milkshake, which contained some kind of nut product, after I warned them about his nut allergy when I ordered his drink.
‘After he started drinking his shake, my son lost the ability to breathe properly; His lips and face swelled, and he required an EpiPen injection, but it offered no relief. I called 911. My son then went to the bathroom, threw up and fell unconscious on the floor. He vomited again. My wife gave him another EpiPen while I called 911 again. Thank God he’s okay. I would like to thank my wife and the first responders who I believe saved her life. This is the worst nightmare of every parent whose child has a similar allergy.
I was scared crazy for him when I got back to Robeks, and I wish I hadn’t. I also wish they had taken more care when preparing my son’s drink. I will personally extend my apologies to the Robeks organization, particularly the staff who were working there that night.”
His attorney, Frank Riccio, told News 12 that Iannazzo “deeply regrets the incident.” He said that his client was not a racist, but that his “parental instinct” had kicked in.
“When he was faced with a terrible situation for his son, Mr. Iannazzo’s parental instinct kicked in and he acted out in anger and fear.”
“He is not a racist individual and he deeply regrets his statements and actions during a time of extreme emotional stress.”
Robeks employees said Iannazzo hadn’t asked for peanut butter in the shake, but he never mentioned an allergy.
Arrest an Charged
Iannazzo was arrested on charges of bias-based bullying, disorderly conduct and trespassing after her racist tirade at a Robeks was caught on video.
Meanwhile, the disgraced former Merrill Lynch financier, who was ranked the 24th best wealth advisor in Connecticut by Forbes in 2021, has been blasted with one-star ratings on Google by furious critics.
‘He would rate zero stars if he could. Enjoy being in the unemployment line while the ‘immigrants’ are out here earning their money,” commented one person online.
Others called out Iannazzo and called him a “terrible guy” for abusing his power as an adult and yelling at young workers at Robeks.
‘So I wish I was there to help. What a great man, yelling at 3 or 4 schoolgirls,” one reviewer wrote.
Fairfield police say Iannazzo, who lives in a $2.64 million, five-bedroom, five-bathroom Colonial-style mansion in South Pier, Connecticut, bought the smoothie at the store around 1 p.m. and left without incident.
Less than an hour later, things took a turn for the worse and Iannazzo was on the phone with 911 for his 17-year-old son who was going into life-threatening anaphylactic shock after drinking the shake. He said it was the stress of that medical emergency that pushed him over the edge.
Robeks has not admitted to making the drink with a nut product, but Iannazzo insists the drink triggered the reaction.
In a statement shared with DailyMail.com, Iannazzo said: “I went back to Robek’s to determine what ingredients were in the shake I had previously ordered.” I made my unfortunate comments because my 17-year-old son was taken to the hospital with life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
“He collapsed at our house while drinking Robek’s milkshake, which contained some kind of nut product, after I warned them about his nut allergy when I ordered his drink.”
And he added: ‘My son lost the ability to breathe properly; His lips and face swelled, and he required an EpiPen injection, but it offered no relief.
“I called 911. My son went to the bathroom, threw up and fell unconscious on the floor. He vomited again. My wife gave him another EpiPen while I called 911 again. Thank God, he’s fine.
Iannazzo then returned to Robeks and confronted the employees, demanding to know the ingredients in the smoothie and who made it.