Hundreds of people turned up in a rental home best known as the backdrop for MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” prompting police to break the collection that violated state health codes, authorities said Tuesday.
The festive cheers on YouTube personalities Nelk Boys Monday night at the rental property at 1209 Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The house is best known as the summer tomb of JWoww, Sweetheart, The Situation, Pauly D, Vinny, Ronnie and Snooki, stars of “Jersey Shore”, which ran for six seasons between 2009 and 2012.
Outdoor gatherings in New Jersey should be limited to 500 people who are socially alienated under state coronavirus guidelines. The audience had been building all day and was finally dispersed after 6 p.m. 21
At the height of Monday’s meeting, more than a thousand people were jammed outside, much to the concern of Seaside Mayor Anthony Vaz, who is already very pleased with the hard-hitting reputation his community developed as a result of the “Jersey Shore.”
“We will not tolerate this or that kind of thing that will disrupt an image we are trying to correct,” Vaz told NBC News on Tuesday. “It was shocking to me.”
Monday night, the Nelk Boys used the home to celebrate the launch of a website selling the group’s branded goods.
The group posted Instagram footage of the event and opened the front door to show police lights and hundreds of people outside, most of them appearing to be tightly packed and not wearing masks.
The owner of the house, Daniel Merk, was in the background of this video and seemed to be telling his tenants that the party had to end.
“Get your s —, come from here guys,” Merk said. “Time to go.”
Merk told NBC News on Tuesday that he rented his house to the YouTube personalities and thought it would only be used for a small gathering to launch the group’s website.
“They have a lot of passionate fans and they followed them,” Merk said. “I was not prepared for this, the city was not prepared for this.”
No one was arrested or quoted right away, but Merk said he expects some sort of civil punishment to come his way.
“There are definitely consequences to this,” he said. “I will definitely be in trouble with this.”
Vaz said Merk could get his license to rent the property pulled over Monday night’s incident, and the mayor promised to have police coverage covered by the Nelk Boys.
Representatives of the New Jersey governor’s office, state health department and Nelk Boys could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday.
Helen Fuld the contribution.