A police officer is expected to undergo surgery after crashing his all-terrain vehicle while responding to a call about an unruly employee at a strip club.
Investigators say Atlantic City Police Officer Mike Mayer, 51, was patrolling the beach on his all-terrain vehicle shortly after 7:30 p.m. when he received a call for backup. According to investigators, another officer as well as Taj Mahal Security were dealing with a Scores bar employee on the second floor of the resort.
As Officer Mayer responded to the call, he somehow lost control of his vehicle and struck his lower right leg on the corner of the Taj Mahal on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mayer was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he will undergo surgery. Police say his injury is not life-threatening.
The employee, identified as 48-year-old Jonathan James of Sicklerville, N.J. was allegedly behaving unruly and attacking both security and officers. Officials say he injured a police dog during the arrest. The 48-year-old worker at the soon-to-open club was being held at the Atlantic County Jail with bail set at $50,000. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
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