Monday, March 26, 2012
Ex-DA's Al Pirro threatens workers in 'restaurant rage'
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Al Pirro — the estranged hubby of former Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro — went berserk at a tony Scarsdale restaurant over the weekend, throwing a punch at a waiter and drunkenly threatening to bump off the entire staff, sources told The Post.
“You don’t know who the f--k we are! I’m going to have you all killed!’’ Al Pirro allegedly screamed during the Saturday-night fracas, the sources said yesterday.
Pirro — who did 17 months in federal prison for tax fraud and fathered a love child while married to the glamorous prosecutor — showed up with a gal pal and four other couples at the restaurant Massa at about 9 p.m., the sources said.
“They were already drunk when they got there. [Waiters] were killing them with kindness,” said a source, adding that the table ordered three bottles and five glasses of wine along with about a dozen mixed drinks.
But as the party wound down, one of Pirro’s boozed-up buddies couldn’t find his cellphone — and accused restaurant staffers of swiping it, the sources said.
“I lost a phone, and I think one of your waiters might’ve stole it,” the pal slurred to a staffer, who denied any theft, the sources said.
“That’s when the guy yells, really loud, ‘What, are you, f--king stupid? I’ll kick your f--king ass! Come outside, if you’re a real man!’ ” a source said.
Diners sat dumbfounded amid the upscale eatery’s farmhouse decor, which aims for the atmosphere of a hideaway in the Italian countryside.
Staffers managed to calm the irate diner, and the man apologized and walked outside to join Pirro, 64, and the others.
But then one of the liquored-up ladies started screaming, “You motherf--ker! You son of a bitch!” causing tempers to flare anew, and Pirro barreled back inside for Round 2, the sources said.
“Pirro came in like a maniac, charging, yelling, ‘I’ll f--king kill you, you don’t know who the f--k you’re dealing with!’ ” and punched a waiter in the chest, they said.
The sources said waiters and other staffers got into a tense standoff with the portly Pirro and his pie-eyed pals, who were all yelling curses and threats at that point — including the women.
“It was like a scene from the ‘Mob Wives.’ . . . They were just belligerent and drunk. They were all acting like idiots,’’ a source said.
At one point, a waiter said to Pirro, “Back up, or I’ll break your nose,’’ the source added.
“It was funny because at the end, you’re grown men, you’re acting like this, like a schoolyard thing,” the source said. “And Pirro got worse when his friends were holding him back. People were laughing, saying, ‘Are you kidding me?’ ”
Al Pirro — who heads up the Pirro Group, a business and real-estate consulting and lobbying firm — did not immediately return calls or an e-mail seeking comment; nor did his lawyer.
Jeanine Pirro also did not return a call for comment.
Al Pirro married Jeanine in 1975, but the couple separated in 2007 after 32 years of marriage.