Cops: Yorktown Business Owner, 77, Sells Cigarettes to Minor

The owner of Napoli's Pizza was charged with second-degree unlawfully dealing with a child for selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old boy.

  • Editor's Note: The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 77-year-old Yorktown man has been arrested for selling cigarettes to a minor, Yorktown police said. 

Antonio DiFroscia, a business owner in town, was charged with second-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor. 

Police said they received reports of sales of cigarettes to minors at Napoli's Pizza, located at 1912 East Main Street, and conducted a surveillance of the Mohegan Lake business on Jan. 12. 

DiFroscia was arrested after police saw him sell a package of Marlboro Gold cigarettes to a 16-year-old male patron. The man was released without bail and scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Feb. 26. 

John Vorel January 23, 2013 at 06:07 PM
I grew up in Yorktown and I recall being able to buy cigarettes at such place as the corner deli when I was in High School. We should not have been able to buy them back then. We were stupid kids being enabled by just about every establishment in town. I am sure my smoking affected my lung development as I always had chronic bronchitis and pneumonia and even have asthma now too. We needed adults to be committed to giving a darn because when you are that young you are just plain stupid. But there is no excuse for adults exploiting mere children to make a buck. I hope the judge will be just in his dealing with the suspects involved.
Mike Rodriques January 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Could you please list the name of the business so we know who not to patronize? Thanks
Austin Walker February 01, 2013 at 02:48 PM
"Police said they received reports of sales of cigarettes to minors at Napoli's Pizza, located at 1912 East Main Street, and conducted " - that's for Mike Rodrigues. Wow, unacceptable, I would be furious is this was my son, well I am pretty upset and it's not. Regards, Austin http://elicitecig.com


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