Opera Diva Faces Jail in NY Cell Phone Tiff

Soprano shoved restaurant manager after complaints
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:34 AM CDT
Gabriela Pochinki was cited by the police at a restaurant near the Metropolitan Opera in New York.   (©bastix.net)
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(Newser) – An Argentine opera singer could face jail after a fight broke out in a New York restaurant over her cell phone screeching. Soprano Gabriela Pochinki, 41, and her daughter were shouting into a cell phone on speaker and refused to stop after fellow diners complained. Security camera footage shows the singer then pushing the manager. "She really shoved her," says a witness. Pochinki has been charged with trespassing.
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