Police: Worker at Merrick pizzeria attacked fellow employee with pizza peel

John Vano, of Franklin Square, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2023, 7:21 PM

Updated 383 days ago

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An employee at a Merrick pizzeria is accused of assaulting a coworker Saturday with a pizza peel.
Police say it happened at La Piazza on Merrick Road around 8 p.m.
They say John Vano, of Franklin Square, hit the victim in the head with the peel, a tool used to move pizza in and out of the oven, during an argument.
Vano is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


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