The owners of the Atilis Gym have been arrested for defying the New Jersey Governor’s order by keeping the gym open for business:
CBS PHILLY – Officials have arrested the owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey after they repeatedly defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 shutdown order. Police say 33-year-old Ian Smith, of Delanco Township, and 51-year-old Frank Trumbetti, of Williamstown, are both charged with one count of fourth-degree contempt, obstruction, and violation of disaster control act — both disorderly persons summons.
The owners had been staying inside the gym since last week when a judge ruled the gym was in contempt of Gov. Phil Murphy’s order after reopening their doors.
From July 24 to July 27, officials say numerous people had been observed going in and out of the gym which was a direct violation of the court order.
Both owners refused to leave the gym when asked, resulting in the charges.
Below is a video of the arrest, posted by Atilis Gym:
A woman named BJ Dowlen, who was there, describes what happened saying “Well, this was a first. I stayed the night in the gym writing, my book clients Ian & Frank were just waking up, I’m gathering my computer & notebooks, just waiting for the guys to come out for a few final questions, and then a SWARM of Camden County Sheriffs & local Bellmawr police (with K-9 units waiting in a vehicle) come bursting thru the door….to me, sitting there, writing, by myself. First & foremost, the law enforcement officers were polite & respectful.”
Below is the an interview Ian Smith did with Tucker near the end of last week, where Smith says the governor’s latest shutdown order is overly political and that they are being targeted because they won’t back down and have their lives destroyed by this governor. Smith also notes they’ve had zero cases of the coronavirus reported at their gym since they reopened in May.
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