Randolph Man Threw Hot Coffee at QuickChek Employee

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QuickChek, 250 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Rich Camasta charged Mr. John Dedolce, 42, Randolph, with simple assault on Friday, August 7.

Officer Camasta responded to the QuickChek on Ridgedale Avenue for a simple assault report.

According to the victim, an employee of the store, states she observed a customer at a register only covering his mouth and not his nose with his mask.

The Clerk asked him to please cover his nose but he refused. She advised him that if he did not adjust his mask and cover both his mouth and nose she would cancel his order and would ask him to leave.

Mr. Dedolce still refused to cover his nose so she canceled his transaction and asked him to leave.

Mr. Dedolce then threw the food he was attempting to purchase onto the floor and threw the coffee he was purchasing at the victim and then left the store.

he victim complained of pain to her legs due to the hot coffee. The victim was able to get the plate number from Mr. Dedolce’s vehicle and provided it to Officer Camasta.

Officer Camasta reviewed the surveillance video and was able to identify Mr. Dedolce through his registration. A complaint summons for simple assault, endangering another person and violating an executive order was prepared and mailed to Mr. Dedolce.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Click here to read a letter from Mr. Dedolce’s attorney in response to this article.