A Staten Island doctor unhappy with her treatment at a West Brighton diner posed as a detective, threatened a manager and broke a glass door when told it was time to leave yesterday morning, prosecutors allege.
Dr. Nicole Borges
, 40, took a swing at the manager
of the Kings Arms restaurant on Forest Avenue, then flashed what appeared to be a shield
at him when informed the eatery would be closing in a few minutes at 1 a.m., said a law enforcement source.
"You donít know who I am. Iím a detective. You donít want to mess with me,"
Dr. Borges, an internist at Staten Island Physician Practice in Sunnyside, allegedly hissed at the manager. "Iím going to call Immigration and get you deported."
Sometime before the confrontation, Dr. Borgesí mother had been unhappy with her food and sent it back,
said the source. The two women were dining together.
The doctor calmed down enough to pay her bill, but she apparently became enraged again on her way out, said the source. She kicked a glass door, cracking it,
the source said. Damages exceeded $250, said court records.
Police arrested Dr. Borges about an hour later outside her home on the 200 block of Lafayette Avenue, New Brighton. Diner employees had written down her license plate number, said the source.
Dr. Borges was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal impersonation and criminal mischief, said a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan. If convicted of either charge, she could be sentenced to up to a year in jail.
Dr. Borges has been licensed to practice medicine in New York since February 2000, according to online records of the state Health Department. She has no disciplinary history.