Voters often complain that politicians do little but piddle on them. Well, New Jersey Councilman Steven Lipski is accused of taking this metaphor to a more literal extent by urinating on people at a concert. There was a time when simply a warm handshake would do.
Lipski was ejected fro the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. after being witnessed by club staff urinating onto patrons from a second-floor balcony during a band performance. The club said that he was well-known to them as someone who “gets really belligerent and drunk.”
Jersey City Councilwoman Willie Flood told local media that Lipski claimed it was a spilled drink that fell on other Grateful Dead fans. I will assume that he will not claim it was “Nuts and Berries” or “Alien Secretion” though a “Mind Eraser” might be useful. Certainly, claiming that he had “Sex on a Beach” would hardly improve his fortunes.
Lipski has now been charged with simple assault. He could also face battery claims in tort actions.
After his arrest, he issued a statement pledging to stop drinking. He might also want to stop that urinating on people thing too.
Jersey City has had its share of lively politicians. Recently, Councilman Jerramiah Healy was found naked and passed on his front steps just before he was elected mayor.
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