Police: Jersey Shore Bar Owner Charged After Crowds Gather On Rooftop Patio

The owner of a popular North Wildwood bar was charged with violating statewide social-distancing orders after large groups of people were seen crowded on the upstairs outdoor patio, police said.

Flip Flopz in North Wildwood

Flip Flopz in North Wildwood

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Flip Flopz management had been warned by police in the past after they received complaints for similar situations, North Wildwood police said.

Officers responding to the W Spruce Avenue bar Sunday around 12:35 a.m. saw crowds of people at Tiki Topz, the upstairs bar patio, police said.

The incident was reviewed by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, resulting in a charge for Flip Flopz owner, Joseph Mahoney Jr., 34, of Mt. Laurel. 

He was served a disorderly person offense and he later issued a summons, police said.

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