Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy said that Zeoli, a retired New York City Police Department officer, was found guilty of menacing in the second degree and harassment.
The incident took place in August 2012 at a local gas station. The victim asked Zeoli to turn down his loud music which, according to police reports, angered Zeoli. Both men are veterans of the NYPD, but did not know each other. The victim, a quadriplegic, uses hand controls to operate his vehicle, and was talking on his phone when the incident began.
After the victim asked Zeoli a second time to turn his music down, the two began verbally arguing. Zeoli approached the victim’s vehicle and showed his .38 caliber handgun. Authorities state Zeoli punched the victim several times, causing bruising on his face and left arm, and a laceration above his eye.
The incident was captured on the gas station surveillance cameras.
Zeoli's trial was in Southeast Town Court on May 13. He faces sentencing on July 22.