10 Outrageous Misadventures of New Jersey Man

10 Outrageous Misadventures of New Jersey Man


Here at TopTenz, we’ve already gone through
several rounds of the world’s worst superheroes, Florida Man and Florida Woman. We’ve also thrown in Texas Man for good
measure. Today, it’s time to tell you tales that
hail from the so-called Armpit of America, New Jersey. If you’ve never been there, you may have
already gathered some stereotypes from TV shows and movies like Jersey Shore and Mallrats. As the most densely populated state, New Jersey
has the most people crammed into a small place, so it would only make sense that there is
no shortage of stupid people doing stupid things. 10. New Jersey Man Sends Police on a Hot Pursuit Camden County is known for having one of the
highest crime rates in New Jersey, so on April 24, 2019, police officers of West Berlin were
given a relatively normal assignment: they had to arrest a 47-year-old man named Karl
Ireland. He had violated his restraining order, and
showed up to the home of the person who was trying desperately to keep him away. Instead of going quietly and admitting defeat,
Karl crawled under the porch of the home where he was trespassing, and the police patiently
waited for him to come out. Karl decided that he needed a distraction
to escape from the police. He spotted a gas can nearby, and came up with
a brilliant plan of crawling out of the porch, dousing himself with gasoline, and setting
himself on fire just before running away. Karl’s super powers to “Flame On” were
not enough to stop the police from chasing him, and he was quickly apprehended with a
taser. Officers put out the flames, and Karl was
sent to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries. 9. New Jersey Man Does Whatever He Wants In September 2019, a 26-year-old New Jersey
man named Richard J. McEwan decided to have his own version of Ferris Bueller’s Day
Off, where he was going to do whatever he wanted. He started by going to Donald Trump’s golf
course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Richard stole one of the golf carts and did
donuts on the lawn, causing over $20,000 in damages to the President’s property. He was arrested, but eventually released. Instead of choosing to lay low and keep out
of trouble, Richard immediately traveled to Taylor Swift’s mansion in Westerly, Rhode
Island. The home had recently gone on the market for
$18.9 million, so its address had been made public. After breaking a window to get inside, Richard
removed his shoes before entering the home, because he wanted to be polite. Swift was not home, so he just walked around
and admired her amazing taste in home furnishings until the police arrived. 8. New Jersey Man Unleashes Citizens’ Worst
Nightmare In February 2019, a young man wearing a hoodie
was filmed walking into a Newark McDonald’s holding a giant white rat in a plastic container. Once he was inside the restaurant, he unleashed
the chubby rodent before rushing outside. The rat barely moved, but its presence still
sent crowds of people screaming and jumping over tables toward the registers. The entire incident was captured on video,
and posted online. According to a McDonald’s representative,
they took the incident seriously and reported it to the police, but no arrests were made. Shortly after the video ended, someone opened
the front door, and the rat walked itself out. Now, this pampered white pet store rat is
somewhere on the streets of Newark, left to fend for himself. 7. New Jersey Man Was a Real Mystery In 2019, students from Holmdel High School
were dealing with a mysterious villain who was defecating under the school’s outdoor
bleachers on a daily basis. It smelled awful, of course, and the school
staff was constantly stuck with cleaning up the mess. The mysterious pooping continued every single
day, and yet the culprit was not caught. Finally, one of the students snapped a photo
of the mysterious squatting man on their cell phone, and sent it to the local police station’s
Facebook page. The story went viral. Even reporters across the pond at the BBC
gave him the villainous nickname of The Mystery Pooper. The police opened an investigation on the
case. It turns out that the culprit was none other
than the school’s own superintendent, Thomas Tramaglini, and he was caught with the help
of those meddling kids. Tramaglini had a routine of getting his daily
workout by running around the track at 5 a.m., and then squatting under the bleachers to
relieve himself. There were several outdoor toilets available,
and he lived just three miles away from the school — yet he still continued to do this
day after day to the school that was paying him $150,000 a year. A police officer finally witnessed him in
the act, and arrested him immediately after. When he appeared in court, his lawyer tried
to claim that Tramaglini has a condition known as “runner’s diarrhea.” Sure he does. 6. New Jersey Man Is Hopping Mad Every spring, malls across America hire people
to wear Easter Bunny costumes, so that small children can pose for photos with the mythical
creature. In 2016, a 22-year-old named Kassim Charles
was the unfortunate soul stuck with the job of sweating inside of the costume at the Newport
Mall in Jersey City. One of the parents at the mall began to harass
Kassim while he was in the costume. According to witnesses, the father attacked
the Easter Bunny first, and he finally had enough of the abuse. He took off his bunny head and gloves and
began beating the customer. Mall security had to pull them apart, and
the children nearby were likely traumatized. Both men were arrested for aggravated assault. This wasn’t the end of Easter Bunny related
incidents for New Jersey Man. Three years later, the Easter Bunny was in
yet another fight, but this time in Orlando, Florida. A couple was getting into a fight out on the
street, so the Easter Bunny ran to break it up. Once the bunny saw that the boyfriend was
hitting his girlfriend, the paws were off, and it escalated into an act of vigilante
justice. It was revealed that the bunny was actually
a New Jersey Man named Anton McDonald, who was on the run from the law. He had a warrant out for his arrest back in
New Jersey, so by defending that woman’s honor, he unmasked himself to the police. 5. New Jersey Man Attempts An Impossible Mission In May 2019, a 27-year-old New Jersey Man
named Matthew Ricciardi was caught shoplifting at 6 a.m. from a Walmart in Bayonne, New Jersey. The security guard detained Ricciardi, and
he was locked into one of the back offices until police arrived. As he waited, Ricciardi did what every single
action film has taught us to do: he stood on the desk, moved one of the ceiling tiles,
and lifted himself up into the crawl space. Ricciardi crawled into the ventilation system,
and began to drag himself through the tight space, assuming he had cleverly found his
way to freedom. What the movies don’t show you is just how
long this process takes, and how blatantly obvious it is to everyone else. Once the police arrived, they could clearly
hear him crawling above their heads, and were able to apprehend him. That’s when they found that he was carrying
drug paraphernalia, which should be a surprise to no one. The biggest lesson you can learn from this
is that you should not believe everything you see in the movies. (And don’t do drugs, kids.) 4. New Jersey Man Gets Feudal Believe it or not, there are so many sword-related
incidents in New Jersey. In fact, there are so many that they could
form a list of their own. This really shouldn’t be all that surprising,
considering that you can purchase a deadly weapon without having it registered to your
name at nearly every flea market for roughly $50. In just a few minutes, you can be armed and
ready for a potential break-in, or the next zombie apocalypse. In 2014, employees of the American Deli in
Lower Township, New Jersey were in the midst of making sandwiches when a 43-year-old man
named Ryan Crump burst through the door wielding a samurai sword. He demanded that the employees give back his
stolen cell phone. The employees looked at one another, confused. They tried to insist that they had no idea
what he was talking about. He shouted that they were lying, and that
he must take justice into his own hands. Crump began swinging the sword at the employees,
which forced them to flee the store. After calling the police, Crump was taken
to the Cape May County Jail. Sadly, there was never an update about whether
he got his cell phone back. 3. New Jersey Man Hates Fun When the Pokemon Go app first launched in
2016, the world was amazed by the augmented reality game. It was common to see people wandering the
streets, playing the app on their phones. But for one resident named Jeffrey Marder
of West Orange, New Jersey, the fact that children were suddenly playing outside again
was completely unacceptable. Kids would gather to spin a PokeStop near
his home, and there were suddenly more people enjoying the sunshine by walking on the sidewalks. This made Marder feel uneasy, but the last
straw occurred when children knocked on his door to ask if they could go into his backyard
to catch a Pokemon. This level of social interaction set Marder
into a fit of rage, and he filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Pokemon Go. He claimed that the game was ruining his life,
and that it encouraged children to trespass on private property. Apparently, the only thing that could soothe
him were sweet, sweet Benjamins. Of course, as time went on, the initial craze
of the game died down, and fewer people were still playing Pokemon Go. Marder decided to finally drop the lawsuit
in 2017. 2. New Jersey Man Takes On a New Name On June 1, 2019, an unidentified New Jersey
Man set up a live stream on his cellphone while at a Dunkin Donuts in South Brunswick. The man then proceeded to film himself stealing
donuts while the employee simply stood and watched. He jumped over the counter, grabbed some donuts,
and then danced in front of the camera as he ate his free food. The man gave himself the moniker of the “Donut
Desperado” online. According to the police, he had actually pulled
the exact same stunt multiple times before. Even though there were plenty of witnesses,
and he is clearly visible in the video, the Middlesex County Police have no idea how to
find him. They asked for people to come forward with
any information, but he has yet to be caught. Only time will tell if the Donut Desperado
will strike again, and continue his life of crime. (And, probably, diabetes.) 1. New Jersey Man Turns Out to Be a Bear Every superhero needs a sidekick, and what
could be more American than having a bear on New Jersey Man’s side? In 2014, residents reported spotting a black
bear strolling around on two feet in a neighborhood in Rockaway. At first, local police assumed that it was
a man in a bear costume playing a prank, because they had never heard of a bear walking around
on two feet before. After several people recorded video footage
of the bear, it became clear it was a real animal. He was politely walking down sidewalks just
like everyone else, presumably thinking, “nothing to see here, fellow humans.” The bear wasn’t trying to attack anyone,
and wildlife experts reported that he must have learned to walk upright due to an injury
to his front paws. For two years, citizens of Rockaway got used
to having the bear around, and they began to call him “Pedals.” The townsfolk tried to push for Pedals to
live out his life in an animal sanctuary, but his life was cut short in 2016 when he
was shot by hunters who mistook him for a mere bear. In our hearts and minds, Pedals will still
be an honorary New Jersey Man.

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100 thoughts on “10 Outrageous Misadventures of New Jersey Man

  1. not all heroes wear capes, some wear easter bunny costumes. bears walk upright often enough, that's what most bigfoot sightings are.

  2. I want to see the Jersey man sword list, I can imagine it mostly in relation to aggravated assaults, but I am willing to be amazed by other reasons

  3. Great video! I'm from Kentucky and lived in South Florida for a long time, and by far, New Jersey people are the most interesting. You should do Kentucky man next!

  4. People live streaming themselves doing stupid things trying to go viral is just… ugh… I really think social media has done a lot of harm to society. We're less human, and more consumer product.

  5. I used to live near Philadelphia for a few years. We spent a lot of time in South Jersey. I'd totally love to see a list New Jersey Swordsmen🗡🗡🗡

  6. West Berlin, New Jersey was around before the real Berlin was divided into East and West, and it is still around even though East Berlin and West Berlin, Germany have been reunited.

  7. Not every thing that comes out of New Jersey is bad.
    Look at how many famous people alone came from New Jersey.
    In WW I we earned the nickname Little giant because over 40% of food and manpower that was being sent over for the war came from New Jersey.
    The American flag that's on the moon from Apollo 11 came from my home town Millville New Jersey. Hell I might be wrong on this one but I think even the astronaut suit manufactured in New Jersey and wasn't Buzz Aldrin from New Jersey as well? New Brunswick.
    And seriously please stop giving credit to Jersey shore!!!
    They're actually from New York.

  8. You should do an Alaska Man episode. We have a respectable share of crazies. Just in 2020 we have had a man threaten police with a crossbow (he got shot) and a woman found a cell phone and when the owner called it, she demanded money and threatened him with a gun.

  9. damn you hunters who shot the upright walking bear.
    what if the bear was the first step in the next evolution of the bear species.

  10. Plenty of yahoos here in Australia too, so maybe do Australian man/woman? I’ll even help look for stories! 😆🇦🇺

  11. I must comment that NJ is NOT the armpit of America. I was born and raised in NJ, and through the years I have heard much negative commenting on the state – mostly from those who have either never set foot inside its borders or from people who have merely driven through it on the NJ Turnpike – which admittedly is not the prettiest of routes. New Jersey holds a variety of beautiful nature spots, historic sites and truly beautiful countryside. There are horse farms, parks, mountains, lakes, forests, incredible beaches, quaint small towns and much farmland. The areas most people seem to experience is the Newark Int. Airport and again, the somewhat dismal Turnpike and Parkway. These exceptions do NOT define the state.

  12. If we could remove a few cities like Newark, Trenton and Camden, NJ would be a much better place. OH ! Remove the upper east portion of NJ as well. Any Democratic controlled city is a chit-hole !

  13. Just an FYI, the Superintendent that was pooping in holmdel was a Superintendent at another school miles away, not the in holmdel

  14. You say not to believe everything thing in movies. You mention Mallrats and talk about Easter bunny fights…

  15. Another great video, thanks so much. Also, yes I’d love to see a video where everyone is running with swords in NJ.

  16. Simon that was hilarious! Please continue with these videos, just goes to show humanity in all its pretensions of greatness is still just as daft as ever.

  17. Oh yes, oh yes, we NEED a "New Jersey man blank while wielding a sword" Too Tenz segment. Does anyone really need to think about this one?

  18. Someone once told me that the reason people in New York are always angry is because New Jersey is the light at the end of the tunnel.

  19. I can't help but click the "Thumbs Up" button on these Misadventure videos before he even starts speaking lol, more please!!

  20. You haven't even touched the surface of New Jersey insanity. The Edison PD had an officer in uniform (he wore a long coat to try hiding it) rob a bank on his way to work. Another was caught drunk and naked fleeing the scene of an accident. Yet another threw Molotov cocktails into a supervisor's house. There are too many stories to post here.

  21. "Runner's Diarrhea"….lol. It's a real thing, however: #1-there are ways to prevent this #2-Runners have the urge and the ability and time to get to a proper bathroom to have it taken care of #3-This was an issue for the school and the superintendent chose to continue the behavior, knowing the problem it was causing, and allow others to regularly clean it up.

  22. Yes! As a Pennsylvanian kidnapped (married) and forced to live in New Jersey (tied down by my family and job) I would LOVE an entire episode of (obviously native-born) Joisey-ites wielding swords!

  23. I would like to see more sword related incidents with 'Everybody was Kung Fu fighting' as the background music

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