A New Jersey homeowner was arrested for hosting a “pop-up wedding” with more than 50 people in attendance after the governor banned gatherings of over 50 people to combat the Coronavirus.
There are currently 890 confirmed cases of the Chinese Coronavirus in New Jersey and 11 deaths.
CBS Philly reported:
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Ocean County have arrested a homeowner for hosting a pop-up wedding with more than 50 people in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy banned gatherings of 50 or more people in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Lakewood police have charged 49-year-old Eliyohu Zaks with maintaining a nuisance for hosting the wedding at a home on Spruce Street.
“The Lakewood Police is asking that its citizens be responsible and obey the directives set forth by the State of New Jersey for the safety and health of all. Those that choose not to will be subject to criminal prosecution,” police said in a statement.
People in New Jersey are calling the cops on each other to report violations of the governor’s order.
Lakewood police said they have already responded to 17 calls for violations of the “social distancing” order by the governor.
Americans are also calling the police to report their coughing neighbors — and fighting over rolls of toilet paper.
Welcome to 2020.