New Jersey Candidate Drops Out Of Race Over Dropping Trou And Yelling The N Word
A New Jersey school board member who was seeking a seat on the Borough Council in the November election was arrested several years ago after using racist and homophobic slurs outside a diner, while mooning customers.
29-year-old Joseph Sorrentino, a Democrat, was challenging the incumbent mayor and council candidates, but dropped out of the race on Wednesday after borough Republicans released the 2007 and 2008 police reports to the media.
[su_center_ad]”Seven years ago, as a young man, I made a stupid mistake, but I learned from it,” Sorrentino said in a statement. “I regret what happened, and I have worked every single day to prove that I am not the man that the report says.”
“For that reason I am today withdrawing as a candidate for borough council.”
My Central Jersey reports that in a news release accompanying the police reports, the South Plainfield Republican Organization said the conduct raises “questions about his fitness for public office.”
Sorrentino was arrested in 2007 for disorderly conduct after dropping his pants and mooning a woman and her daughter as they left the Sherban’s Diner after 1:00 a.m. The woman said he called her a “slut.”
When police arrived on the scene, they said that they saw Sorrentino on the diner’s steps with his pants pulled down yelling a racial slur against black people into the diner through the window.
According to police, Sorrentino appeared to be intoxicated and apologized for the incident.
But it wasn’t even a year later that police were called by two women at the very same diner who said Sorrentino and his brother called them “dikes” and threatened to hit one of them.
According to the incident report, Sorrentino claimed that the woman had heard he and his brother refer to another woman by that slur.
Republican campaign spokesman Bob Jones said the police reports were obtained via an Open Public Records Act request.
“The facts speak for themselves and people can make their own judgment,” Jones said on Wednesday.
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