Press release via North Wildwood Police Department

On Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at approximately 12:34 AM, North Wildwood Police investigated Flip Flopz bar for being in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order specifically related to failure to adhere to social distancing regulations. Officers on scene witnessed large amounts of patrons crowded around the upstairs, outside patio bar at Flip Flopz known as “Tiki Topz” with social distancing regulations not being enforced by staff at that location.

The police department received complaints for repeated violations of the Governor’s Executive Order on prior occasions before this incident and had warned Flip Flopz management of same.

As per COVID protocol, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the incident and authorized subsequent charges. The owner of Flip Flopz, Joseph Mahoney Jr., 34, of Mt. Laurel, NJ, was charged with A:9-49(H), a disorderly persons offense, in violation of Governor’s Executive Order #150. Mahoney Jr. was later served with a summons.

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