Man seen performing sex act at a packed bar in viral video is allegedly a cop
The Hub, a bar in Hoboken City in New Jersey, has been temporarily shut down after video showed patrons performing numerous lewd activities
The man caught on video committing a sex act inside a city bar in Hoboken, New Jersey is reportedly a Pennsylvania cop, according to the attorney for the bar. The viral footage also depicted numerous other patrons committing other lewd activities and has resulted in the bar known as the Hub being temporarily shut down.
In the now viral video, the cop can be seen with his face pressed against the girl's behind as he drinks beer being poured by another man standing on the table with the woman's head between his legs. The clips also shows individuals with their privates exposed and engaging in acts of penetration involving booze bottles.
According to New Jersey 101.5, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has issued several violations against the bar including two counts of allowing or permitting a lewd activity with multiple people participating, one count of allowing multiple acts of lewdness to occur on the premises, and four counts of allowing or permitting a nuisance involving public safety by allowing or permitting a brawl/disturbance/or act of violence.
A Hoboken city spokesperson confirmed that the bar has agreed to stay closed pending a hearing with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board next month which will determine whether its liquor license is revoked. The license is believed to be worth seven figures.
Commenting on the issue, police chief Kenneth Ferrante said, "I saw videos of activity that I never could imagine would occur anywhere, especially in a business open to the public with a liquor license approved by the City of Hoboken and State of New Jersey. To state that this conduct will not be tolerated by the Hoboken Police Department is a major understatement."
Defending the bar, its attorney Jeffrey Garrigan said that the Hub would "never condone much less promote this kind of offensive behavior exhibited by two individuals in our establishment last weekend." He said that the bar management opened an investigation and had taken steps to remove the people involved from the business.
Garrigan also revealed the identity of the man caught performing the sex act. "It is believed that the male is employed by the State of Pennsylvania as a law enforcement officer and it is our sincere hope that arrests are imminent for their lewd conduct which has seriously harmed our reputation," his statement read.
Mayor Ravi Bhalla is one of many who wants the Hub to be closed down permanently and called the events that transpired at the bar "an affront to human decency and a horrific objectification of women."
However, a statement from the business owners expresses a hope to have their reputation restored and says they are "fully cooperating" with the city's ongoing investigation.
The hearing to determine whether the Hub has its license revoked is scheduled to take place on October 25.
You can watch the extremely NSFW video here.