May 29, 2017



Jersey City, New Jersey, May 29, 2017:

A pair of New Jersey police officers snapped a bedroom selfie with a drunk man's phone so he wouldn't be confused about how he ended up at home.

Jersey City Police responded in a Facebook post to a viral photo on Reddit showing two officers posing for a selfie in front of a bed where intoxicated politico Ron is giving a thumbs-up to the camera.

"After a blackout night, my buddy woke up to a helluva selfie on his phone!" the Reddit post said.

Police confirmed the post's summation of events was accurate.

An official Jersey City PD statement said police don't normally drive drunken partiers home, but on-duty Sgt. Douglas Matassino said this case warranted a personalized ride.

"Police are always looking for a place of safety for anyone who is affected by alcohol," Matassino said. "On this occasion, police were contacted by a taxi company for assistance in getting Ron home from a downtown bar. When police arrived, they ascertained his address, took him home, and waited for his roommate Brad to arrive to look after him."

"Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home," Matassino said.

Ron declared that the incident was "invasion of privacy," but was happy he was home safely. He then rolled over and began sleeping off his Memorial Day hangover.

Posted by Bittle at 01:35 PM