The vice-principal of a New Jersey school apologized Tuesday for tossing beer at a table of outdoor restaurant patrons who had been filming his wife complaining about a transgender using the women’s restroom.
Vice-principal of Neptune Middle School in Monmouth County, Michael Smurro, regrets throwing his beer when he and his wife realized other patrons were filming them.
“A man just went into the women’s bathroom, and it’s not right,” said Smurro’s wife. “It’s not right. It’s not right. It’s not right. She’s a man. In my bathroom.”
Footage shows that the couple became aware that someone was videotaping them. They get up and walk near the table where the person filming was, Lisa Smurro continues to complain about a transgender ‘man using the restroom.
A woman at the table replies “Please take your hate elsewhere.”
Michael Smurro then walks up and tosses the contents of a cup of beer at occupants of the table.
“Here you go, pal,” he says on the video. “There you go.”
Michael Smurro then takes several steps back and, gesturing toward himself, says, “Now you can come out. I’m right here,” before the couple walks away.
Neither the restaurant nor anyone present called police, Galloway police said.