Another day, another politician forced to quit a race after being caught spewing bigoted, racist, slut-shaming things in public. But there’s a twist: This one is a Democrat. And he did this at a restaurant while mooning people, just to make things even worse.
A borough council candidate is bowing out of his race after revelations that he allegedly shouted racist slurs while mooning patrons of a local diner.
Joe Sorrentino, in a statement released Wednesday by his Democratic ticket, said he made a “stupid mistake” seven years ago, but learned from it. Local Republicans released police reports Wednesday detailing two separate incidents at the Sherbans Diner…
In 2007, police went to the Sherbans Diner to investigate a report that several men were acting disorderly — one of the men had allegedly mooned a woman and her daughter, and used a sexist epithet to describe them. The officer arrived to find Sorrentino with his pants down, yelling the N-word through the diner window, according to the police report.
The police officer yelled at Sorrentino to stop, according to the police report. (The reports, which contain offensive language, can be found here.)Sorrentino apologized to police repeatedly, the report said, but was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He appeared intoxicated, police said…
But that wasn’t the end of Sorrentino’s troubles at the Sherbans Diner. Six years ago, in 2008, a different police officer went out again to the same eatery for a report of disorderly customers.
The officer found Sorrentino and his brother, Anthony, in a confrontation with two women. The women said the Sorrentinos were drunk and had called them an epithet for lesbians. The Sorrentinos also threatened to strike them, one of the women said.
According to the report, Joe and Anthony Sorrentino told police that they weren’t using the epithet to refer to the two women in question. Instead, they allegedly told the officers, they were using it in reference to someone else.
It should probably be noted that this jerk is a special ed teacher and on the South Plainfield School Board. Sounds like he and his brother should take on the Ford brothers in Toronto in an asshole-must-leave-town cage match.