Jersey City Fireman Robert Verpent had his bail set at 25 large earlier today over a case where he actually punched his Fire Captain Frances Reynolds right in the mush WHILE battling a three alarm blaze in July. Reynolds ordered Verpent (which rhymes with serpent) back into the building to help fellow firefighters battle the blaze. Instead of quitting, Verpent swung and connected with the captain.
Johnny's never been in a fire situation, he's sure never been ordered back into a burning building. Harrowing times to be sure. But Johnny is also not going to punch out his boss over it. Look dude, you're a fireman, if you don't want to fight fires or help your fellow firemen out, that's a pretty piss poor fireman in our opinion. Now you've done gone and landed yourself in the pokey.
Now, the Jersey City Fire Department can't be completely stunned over his actions, they DID look the other way when Verpent was previously charged with domestic violence AND clubbing a fellow firefighter with a frying pan in the firehouse for which he was officially reprimanded. Guess the guy finally went off eh JCFD? Tell us you're surprised.