SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Note to the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore“: You’ve got competition.
New Jersey Gov. Christie got into a heated verbal battle with a passerby on the Seaside Heights boardwalk Thursday night.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Visits New Jersey To Push Infrastructure Plan, Including Portal Bridge Construction
Christie was with his family and had just ordered an ice cream cone, according to TMZ, when a bystander apparently tossed off some comments about the governor’s education policy.
The verbal battle that ensued was caught on video that was posted online by TMZ.NYPD Officers Testify As Judicial Inquiry Into 2014 Death Of Eric Garner Gets Underway
“You’re a real big shot, you’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off,” Christie shouted.
“Just take care of the teachers,” the man retorted.
Christie walks towards the man and warns him to “keep walking away.”
A member of Christie’s party eventually diffused the situation by escorting him away in the opposite direction.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Micah Beals Charged With Criminal Mischief In George Floyd Statue Vandalism
The incident comes just days after Christie called a reporter “stupid” and an “idiot” for straying off topic at a news conference.