SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will face a new charge over her behavior at a beach last month, one that might not surprise viewers of “Jersey Shore” or followers of pop culture: annoying people.

Prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that they will add the charge. An attorney for the MTV reality show cast member entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf to the charge and two others, disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance.

Polizzi did not attend the hearing in Seaside Heights, where she was arrested last month and where the show is based.

The arrest came after other beachgoers reported Polizzi was bothering them, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said. It happened one day after the premiere of the show’s second season, which features the cast in Miami. She was later released on a summons.

“I understand she’s become a public celebrity, but in all honesty it’s really not much of a charge,” Municipal Prosecutor Kim Pascarella said after the hearing.

Polizzi’s trial was scheduled for Sept. 8. If convicted of all three charges, she would likely face about $500 in fines.

Polizzi’s attorney, Raymond Raya, declined to comment further.

Over the weekend, another castmember, Ronald Ortiz-Magro, known as “Ronnie,” was arrested Sunday afternoon for unpaid parking tickets.

“Jersey Shore” focuses on the escapades of a group of hard-partying, 20-something Italian-Americans at a shore house. Taping for the show’s third season is under way in Seaside.

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Comments (17)
  1. rob says:

    shes a pig and all of their 15 min of fame is almost over .And i resent you’re story thats its a show about italian/ americans

  2. Chris25 says:

    My friend Jeff is in love with her……….lmao

  3. Gustave says:

    She looks like someone tried to extinguish a fire on her face with a screwdriver.

  4. joe says:

    C’mon peeps, this chick has got it all! beauty, brains, boobs, belly fat, bucks (gonna be a billionaire). She does it w/ style, class, n’ grace! Just fascinating, let’s all get together and make her the biggest star in the whole wide world!!! She can do it and we can all help her. Snooki’s the brand, Buy Baby Buy!!!

  5. Sam says:

    Get a life people. Who cares about these idiots. They all should be fined for being annoying and the people who brought them to TV should be fined a million times more than that amount.

  6. chris says:

    I can’t stand her… She can never step foot by my house in Brooklyn

  7. curt alan says:

    can anyone say “high mileage”
    ewww! she looks nasty!

  8. ouchyouhurtme says:

    She looks like a tan version of Miss Piggy from the Muppet Show.

  9. vcbecky says:


  10. Bryn says:

    ok…who is she????
    She is in the news but I have no clue who this twit is!!

  11. John says:

    Definition of hot mess

  12. Marco says:

    Snooki is so dreamy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would marry her in a second!

  13. poochie says:

    let her have her 15 minutes of fame when the show is over-Snooki Who??????????

  14. mike says:

    Since when is something like this news worthy ? I mean really..Who cares ?? This country and its audience is has been dropping its IQ with every passing year it seems..Whatever happened to decent writers and stories ? Seems like anyone and everyone has a reality show now.Its as bad as all of the cop and doctor shows on these days.

  15. Roy says:

    she’s so beat,who would want this 20 something ,who looks like a fat middle aged women

  16. My eyes hurt says:

    She’s hot, in an Uncle Fester/Bratz Doll kinda way.

  17. What?!?! says:

    I read on TMZ that she is building a defense. OMG just pay the fine and move on with your life. She should have exhibited more control with her drinking.

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