A man from Ewing, New Jersey was caught by the cops and criminally charged for throwing a “Corona Party” over the weekend in a 550-square-foot apartment. The party had 47 people crammed inside, including a DJ blasting loud music before the cops rolled in and shut it down.
The Ewing Police Department got an anonymous call about the party at 11:44pm on Friday, March 27th, 2020. When they arrived on the scene police found it was 47-year-old Wade E. Jackson who was renting the apartment and throwing the party.
The police immediately made the party-goers leave the property and cited Jackson violations for gathering the individuals. The New Jersey Governor Phillip Murphy was quick to put the man on blast during a public announcement showing that he’s not afraid to shame people who do not follow the state’s orders of social distancing.
New Jersey is ranked as the second-highest state in the U.S. for coronavirus cases. As of March 31, 2020, the state has 18,696 confirmed cases with 267 deaths. Just in the last 24 hours, the state has confirmed 2,060 new cases. The governor later took to Twitter warning that those who attempt to throw a party will be dealt with.
“Can’t believe I have to say this at all, let alone for the second time. But here we are. NO CORONA PARTIES. They’re illegal, dangerous, and stupid,” Murphy wrote. “We will crash your party. You will pay a big fine. And we will name and shame you until EVERYONE gets this message into their heads.”