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Lincoln Tunnel Lockdown

100% WTF Times

Crazy police lockdown, assault rifles, body armor, SWAT vehicles, shields, black tactical uniforms, road closures, sirens, flashing lights. For two unrelated “threats.” And the possibility that someone had “a gun” (which is a right everyone has under the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution – remember that?)

Take a look at some scenes from yesterday below. What’s worse is that no explanation why such “firepower” was needed for these “threats.”

Wonder if more of the same will happen today – or will they give area residents a “break” for a day.

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Cody Brown: Missing Person from WA

Missing Person Alert: Cody Brown

Cody Brown MissingHoboken411 reader Jen sent in this sign posted around Hudson County indicating a urgent Missing Person Alert for a 29-year old man named Cody Brown.

Cody Brown is a mentally disabled man from Washington State, and was last seen at South Hill Mall on May 29, 2014. He was then treated at neighboring Jersey City Medical Center on May 30, 2014. (Wow! On the west coast one night, and getting treatment at a hospital on the opposite coast the next day? How could he pull that off considering obnoxious TSA checkpoints and crazy wait times at hospitals?)

His parents think that he boarded a plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Brown apparently suffers from Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy, and is said to have the mental capacity of a 12-year old.

He was reported missing on the 29th after he didn’t come home after visiting the mall, and reportedly didn’t have his meds that aided in preventing dangerous seizures.

Cody Brown’s family said that Cody called a friend and said he “was headed to the East Coast.” ATM withdrawals were apparently made late this past Thursday night.

Brown is nearly 6 feet tall, weighing 200lbs. Blond hair, blue eyes and a pronounced limp. Without medication, he’s apparently in grave danger – so if you spot him – please call 911 right away to inform authorities of his whereabouts.

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Hudson County man John Mercado arrested

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

One more reason to consider home-schooling!

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

On Friday, May 23rd, John Mercado (age 52) of Jersey City was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Child Abuse for crimes committed against seven (then under-age) boys.

The preliminary investigation by the Hoboken and Jersey City Police Departments and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s SVU revealed that over the past THREE DECADES, Mercado had allegedly molested numerous boys while employed at several local schools (including Elysian Charter School), while he served as a youth athletic coach.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at (201)915-1234.

Bail was set for John Mercado at $300,000 cash or bond.

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys was once coach at Elysian Charter School Hoboken NJ

Have you seen Andrew Jarzyk?

Body in Hudson: Andrew Jarzyk

Hoboken sources confirmed this afternoon that the body found in the Hudson River yesterday was that of missing Andrew Jarzyk.

A sad day of closure for friends and relatives for sure.

Man’s body found in water near Hoboken Terminal

4/28/2014 Update:

ABC News is reporting that a man’s body was found in the water outside the Hoboken terminal this afternoon.

No word on the identity at this time, as the body is being autopsied tomorrow.

This makes the 4th body found in the river off Hoboken in the last month.

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Blocked in Motorists

You’re a “blocked in motorist” – so what would you do?

what would you do if you were a blocked in motorist in Hoboken NJThe phrase “blocked in motorist” in Hoboken has three variations.

  1. A persons driveway is blocked by another car.
  2. Someone is double-parked next to a car trying to leave.
  3. Cars are almost “touching” a car both in front and back (parallel parking streets).

In most instances, people don’t call the police right away. They typically lay on their horns (thus disturbing the neighborhood for their own selfish needs), and a good chunk of the time, the “offending” driver moves their car (circumstance #1 and #2 above).

However, when you’re “squeezed in” by two parked cars – the drivers are more often than not nowhere nearby. Either they’re home, at work, or not in ear-shot of your obnoxious horn-honking.

So what would you do, or what have you done in the past?

Man up? Or cop out and cry for “help?”

Below is a photo of some incompetent wimp who actually called the police because his precious car was in a bit tight. I checked it out, and with maybe a handful of back and forths, I could have gotten out. And sure enough, that’s exactly what this Hoboken motorcycle cop did.

He helped the sad sack maneuver his way out of the spot without scratching his prized possession (which he most likely he didn’t have “title” of anyway).

What if you were in a tight spot like that? Would you call for help? Or would you figure out a way to get out?

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You can’t make this shit up

Only in Hoboken – You can’t make this shit up!

WTF is this all about? From a distance, it looks like perhaps a motorcycle rider crashed, and landed in a tree. Nope. It’s something else, and there is no doubt you can’t make this shit up!

Hoboken homeless man napping in tree

NAPPING in tree in Hoboken

This afternoon, an “emotionally disturbed person” who happened to be homeless as well, found his way into a tree on the perimeter of the parking lot in the back of the Monroe Center for the Arts.

Yes, as you can see upon further inspection, he in fact found a way to get comfortable within the scrappy branches of a freshly budding tree! Included with his own body, were plastic bags containing his “personal effects.”

You know, I can bet that most homeless people (who aren’t begging for handouts) probably want to be away from the rest of the world as well (at times at least – less harassment). In this spot, he most certainly “had his own space.” Sort of the way people who live in “boxes” in tall structures called “high price condos” feel (with the exception of paper thin Sheetrock and exorbitant property taxes… and running water and flushable toilets…)

But Hoboken PD asked him to come down and move along (he wasn’t charged with a crime – until the control-freak city council decides to introduce an ordinance than bans “public tree relaxation.”)

Thankfully for him, he doesn’t “toss and turn” while sleeping, otherwise he’d be in a Obamacare-funded body-cast!

Homeless man in Hoboken NJ napping in tree