A Tale of Two
by Jerry Guarino
April 14, 2023
On his thirtieth birthday, Mike Colangelo is
being interviewed by a pretty local reporter in
the Boston Garden complex, home of the legendary
Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.
Reporter: So, Mr. Colangelo,
your life is a sort of a rags-to-riches story.
Tell us how you became the youngest double D
donut franchise owner in the Garden.
Mike Colangelo: Well, it is
quite interesting. I was in graduate school when
my father became ill and unable to work. He had a
small donut shop in East Boston. I took a leave
from my studies to run the store.
Reporter: What were you studying
Mike Colangelo: Forensic
Computer Science. Thats the use of
technology to catch criminals.
Reporter: Very interesting.
Nothing like making and selling donuts, though.
Mike Colangelo: Well, thats
the funny part. It wore me out at first, having
to start the day at 3:00 am, but after a while, I
Reporter: Selling donuts cant
be very lucrative.
Mike Colangelo: No, not a lot of
dough in the dough.
Reporter: Ill ignore that
Mike Colangelo: I was
investigating cybercrime when I came across the
case of Michael Angelo.
Reporter: The same as yours!
Mike Colangelo: No, spelled
differently. More incredibly we have the same
birthday, April 14th, 1993.
Reporter: Wait, thats
today. Happy Birthday!
Mike Colangelo: Thanks. Not only
did our names sound the same and we had the same
birthday, but Michael Angelo was stealing money
from the number one donut franchise.
Reporter: How did you catch on
Mike Colangelo: I used an
Artificial Intelligence program, AI to research
crimes that had not yet been solved. When I saw a
name like mine, I dug in. Turns out, Michael
Angelo had been taking one dollar a day from
every donut shop in the company and putting into
his own account for over a year. I cant
tell you how much that was, but it was over a
Reporter: Thats a lot of
Mike Colangelo: Michael Angelo
skipped the country, and landed in the Caribbean
with his girlfriend who was not his wife. The
wife was a friend of a college friend who knew
about my forensic computer science activities. So,
I had another reason to pursue it. One, to clear
my name and also to help the wife.
Reporter: Where does the AI come
Mike Colangelo: Thats when
I used the AI program, searching for names like
mine, Mr. Angelos and variants that either
sounded or were spelled similarly. Although there
were dozens of names, only his had in common
computer science skills working at a donut
company. From there it was just a matter of
Reporter: What happened to your
fathers donut shop?
Mike Colangelo: When I reported
the crime to DD, they bought out my shop and set
me up here in the garden.
Reporter: This has to be the
best location for selling donuts, a concession to
the Celtics, Bruins, concerts and all the other
Mike Colangelo: Yes, theres
only one drawback. No time to date.
Reporter: So, there it is
friends. Mike Colangelo turned his dreams into a
dream job. Angela Michaels reporting from The
Boston Garden for WCVB.
Angela Michaels handed her microphone to the
television photographer. All right, Ill
see you back at the station.
Mike Colangelo, now taken by the beautiful young
reporter, didnt want to let her go. May
I offer you a donut?
Why, yes, that would be lovely. Ive
always loved double D donuts. I grew up here.
Well, what is your favorite?
A Boston Krème, of course.
Mike and Angela started
dating. Before long, they were married. Angela
left her job as a reporter, to stay home and
raise the kids,
Mike became rich as the exclusive franchise donut
owner at the garden. They lived happily ever
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