52-year-old man doesn’t bask at home after confessing to stealing sofa in Dongan Hills


STATEN ISLAND, NY – Life won’t be easy where this alleged sofa thief is headed.

Daniel Scavone, 52, of South Beach, will spend two years behind bars after pleading guilty on Friday to two counts of burglary, resulting from separate incidents last year and this year.

Scavone was one of four suspects accused of breaking into a box truck containing furniture around 2 a.m. on April 9, 2020, in Dongan Hills.

According to a police spokesperson and a criminal complaint, Scavone entered a 2007 white truck to remove a corner sofa.

The vehicle was parked behind Murano’s Furniture at 1510 Hylan Blvd. and was used to store furniture, the complaint said.

During the burglary, a co-accused, Charles Abbriano, acted as a lookout while sitting in the back seat of a stolen Subaru Outback, according to the complaint.

The other two defendants were seated in the car with him.

The quartet was dismantled moments later at the corner of Evergreen Avenue and Hylan Boulevard, the police spokeswoman said.

The defendants were charged with one count of third degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of unauthorized use of vehicles, possession of stolen property and petty theft.

Scavone pleaded guilty in the St. George State Supreme Court to third degree burglary to resolve the case.

The Abbriano case, meanwhile, is pending before the same tribunal.

Scavone also pleaded guilty to third degree burglary to satisfy charges arising from a June 4 break-in at 1239 Hylan Blvd. in Grasmere.

Public records indicate that a car dealership is located there.

The white-haired defendant appeared in court on Friday dressed in tanned institutional outfits.

He answered “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” to questions from Judge William E. Garnett.

When asked if he was satisfied with the work of his lawyer, Manuel Ortega, Scavone replied: “Absolutely.

In return for his pleas, Scavone will be sentenced to consecutive one-year prison terms, for a total of two years behind bars.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 8.

Ortega declined to comment outside of court.

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