Contact Us

Underage Stripper Given Booze to ‘Loosen Up’ at Area Bar

A South Jersey bar’s license is suspended after alcohol control investigators discovered that a 17-year-old stripper was being served drinks “to loosen her up” for work at the establishment. (Flickr User: Markusram)

Park Place Bar and Grill in National Park will have its license suspended for 50 days according to NJ’s Office of the Attorney General and several arrests were made.

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) investigators visiting the bar in February, 2011 found that the 17-year-old stripper had been served Long Island Iced Tea and Bay Breeze cocktails by the bartender on duty.

When questioned, the bartender informed the investigators that her bosses had instructed her to give the stripper as much alcohol as she wanted to “loosen her up.” The 17-year-old stripper had allegedly been hired to dance and socialize with the patrons that night.

“This was an egregious abuse of the privilege to sell alcohol. The potential for illegal activity resulting from serving alcoholic beverages to a 17-year-old girl may have been averted only by the presence of ABC personnel,” said Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Michael Halfacre.

Partial bar owner Donald Rossiter Jr. was arrested and charged with serving alcohol to an under-aged person. His father, employed at the bar in a management position, Donald Rossiter Sr. was arrested and charged as well. The stripper was charged with drinking alcohol underage and released to her father’s custody.

Two additional customers were arrested and charged by ABC Detectives for drinking underage.

Best of SoJO 104.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends With Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.