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Stamford Police: Suspect Accused Of Harassing Couple

Donato Minicozzi turned himself in to Stamford Police on Monday on harassment and threatening charges.
Donato Minicozzi turned himself in to Stamford Police on Monday on harassment and threatening charges. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. — A New Jersey man was arrested in Stamford on Monday and accused of harassing a New Canaan couple, Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.

According to Hohn, Donato Minicozzi, 49, of Brick, N.J., began calling up the husband of a woman he dated while the two were in college about 20 years ago, saying that the wife belonged to him and making other harassing comments.

He also began sending large orders of food to the home and threatened to begin sending strippers and call-girls as well, Hohn said.

In addition to calling the man at home, Minicozzi began calling him at work in Stamford, Hohn said. The suspect also kept telling the husband that he wanted something, but would not say what, the lieutenant said.

Despite Minicozzi using a burn phone, police were able to track the calls back to him based on information he said regarding going to college with the victim’s wife, Hohn said. The wife told police they only dated one or two times, and she did not know how or why he was contacting her, he said.

Minicozzi admitted to the phone calls, and told police that it started as a prank that he took too far, Hohn said. He also told police that he was divorced and lonely, and sorry for what he had done, the lieutenant said.

He turned himself in and was charged with first-degree harassment, second-degree threatening, and attempt to commit first-degree larceny, police said. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond, Hohn said.

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