Seaside Park mayor charged with disorderly conduct
Seaside Park Mayor Thomas E. Connors and his two adult children were arrested Saturday night outside a night club in Seaside Heights following an incident in which he was allegedly protecting his daughter.
According to police:
The Mayor’s son, Anthony Connors, 23, of 8th Avenue, Seaside Park, was being escorted from Hemingway’s Cafe by the nightclub’s bouncers when police saw him attempt to break free of his escorts and force his way back into the bar. Police officers then stopped Anthony from fighting the bar’s staff, and he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The Mayor’s daughter, Lindsay, 22, also of 8th Avenue, left the bar and “immediately began to interfere with the arrest,”. She hit a police lieutenant in the arms and the chest, and she was charged with disorderly conduct, interfering with an arrest and simple assault.
While his son and daughter were being arrested, Thomas Connors, 51, also of 8th Avenue, was also being escorted from Hemingway’s by the cafe staff. He reportedly had “minor facial injuries,”. Thomas also began to interfere with the police officers who were arresting his son and daughter. He was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an arrest.
The Mayor refused comment. Detectives are reportedly investigating whether or not Thomas was assaulted inside the club.
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