Police have been cracking down on large gatherings in New York City.
On Sunday police raided a swingers club in Queens that was defying orders against hosting large gatherings. New York City Sheriff’s Office found 80 people hanging out inside, disregarding rules about social distancing. Officials say no one was wearing masks, and the venue had a buffet and a bowl of free condoms for guests. The club was also serving alcohol without a license.
When officials searched the party they also found a backroom with mattresses, and three couples engaging in sexual activities when they arrived.
Police arrested Roy Bacoy, 37, who was in charge of hosting the event. Bacoy was charged with violating an executive order and violating an emergency measure, running an unlicensed bottle club, unauthorized warehousing of alcohol, and failure to protect health and safety. He faces up to $15,000 in fines.
Jennifer Hayes, 47, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and violating an emergency measure.