"Silly costume" sets off scuffle in Palm Beach Gardens restaurant
By ALLYSON BIRD
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 07, 2008
PALM BEACH GARDENS — A Riviera Beach man flashed a gun inside the Quarterdeck restaurant after another patron's "silly costume" made him mad, according to a police report.
"The subject, Daniel Donatto, did not approve of the costume and started a scuffle," the report says. It does not describe the costume.
The alleged victim, a 27-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man, said 21-year-old Donatto then showed a handgun in his waistband and clicked the safety. Witnesses then saw Donatto place the gun in his car, the report says.
After obtaining a search warrant, police found a fully-loaded handgun in Donatto's glove box, according to the report.
Arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm, Donatto told police he works as a security guard.