Turban makes news in Hoboken


A reader told me they were at Madison tonight, and took this picture of a new sign they had on the front door! Hooray!



Figured I’d add the news report for those that missed it..

Oh, and see the CBS2 news report from tonight here.


hoboken-woman-hates-turbans.jpgOne mans religious faith leads to bias allegations against a Hoboken resident.

WNBC reported that Carrie Covello, 37, of Hoboken, allegedly tried to rip the turban off a Sikh man’s head over at Madison Bar & Grill early yesterday morning.

38-year old Hansdip Singh Bindra, of Union City said “I was just placing an order, and thought someone was trying to rip my turban off.” He thought this was the last thing you’d expect, even being at a bar filled with intoxicated patrons after midnight. He claims Covello wanted him to remove his turban because she didn’t like it. He then advised the bouncer of the situation, but called the police anyway, who eventually arrested the woman and charged her with bias intimidation and harassment. Penalties vary from probation to a year and a half in prison, if she’s convicted. He said that if bias crimes like this go without consequences, they’re apt to commit them again.

Covello later admitted “touching” the turban, but claims she was only goofing around and having fun. Bindra said he felt violated because wearing a turban is part of the five mandated articles of faith of the Sikh religion.

Dave Carney, owner of the Madison bar said “It’s deplorable behavior from a customer we hope to never see again.”

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352 Comments on "Turban makes news in Hoboken"

8 years 10 days ago

[quote]”Covello later admitted “touching” the turban, but claims she was only goofing around and having fun.”[/quote]

So would it be OK if I ripped off her clothes because I was “just having fun?”

8 years 10 days ago

obviously a cougar who was trying to be cute. too many Tuesday martini’s and is retarded…..

8 years 9 days ago

The Sikh Code of Conduct states, “A Sikh must not take hemp, opium, liquor, tobacco, or any intoxicant.” At the time of initiation, a Sikh vows not to use any intoxicant. Drinking alcohol is forbidden for Sikhs. hmmmmmmm?

8 years 9 days ago

That dumbass girl. What a clown. I say 1-year ban from all Hoboken bars. She deserves what she gets, i mean please.

8 years 9 days ago

She’s a 37 year old racist, who can’t handle her liquor.

She should not be in a diverse town like Hoboken.

Maybe Morristown would be a better fit?