Jersey Shore tourism season kicks off with brawl and second stabbing on boardwalk in Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights, NJ – One person was medevaced by MonOc1 after being stabbed near the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights. The incident occurred at around 8:00 PM, two blocks south of the “Jersey Shore House”.
A brawl broke out on the boardwalk in the vicinity of the Big Top Arcade Memorial Day evening which resulted in a stabbing of one male, who had to be airlifted via MonOc1 to Jersey Shore Medical Center. The incident happened just as Memorial Day festivities at the Jersey Shore were winding down. This is the second time this month where the Seaside Heights boardwalks was left bloodied. A second stabbing in the beach front vacataion spot happned just nine days ago. On May 21st, a 22 year old Point Pleasant man was stabbed after an altercation on the boardwalk in front of the Marathon Steaks food stand.
In recent years, the Seaside Heights has lost their once shining throne as one of the top family friendly beach destinations in New Jersey. In a recent Monmouth University Poll released last week, residents of New Jersey prefer the family friendly destinations of Point Pleasant, Wildwood, Cape May and Long Beach Island over Seaside Heights. While the show Jersey Shore has improved tourism to Seaside Heights’ many bars and night clubs, families seem to be opting out for safer destinations according to the poll. Even Atlantic City fared better this year as a family friendly seaside destination.
New Jersey shore goers may be suffering from a bit of Snooki fatigue. There seems to be a shift in preference from traditional party towns to their quieter neighbors in the current poll,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Seaside Heights however remains popular party town destination among adults 18-34 years of age.
Meanwhile, in Italy last night, the girls from the Jersey Shore were involved in a fender bender with an Italian police car. None the cast were injured.
Monmouth Unversity Poll: http://www.monmouth.edu/polling/admin/polls/MUP39_4.pdf