SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A viral video allegedly shows a stripper exiting a San Jose Fire Department truck at a strip club.
The video, reposted by the San Jose Foos Instagram page, shows a fire truck with its lights on and a scantily clad woman coming out with the caption, “Only in San Jose does a stripper come out of a fire truck.”
The location highlighted is The Pink Poodle, which bills itself as “San Jose’s only nude strip club.”
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a statement to KRON4, saying, “If the investigation concludes this video is as bad as it looks, heads will have to roll. We cannot relegate a vital lifeguard to a liaison bus, nor do we tolerate any behavior that so demeans the heroic work of the rest of our SJFD team. I trust that [Fire] Chief Robert Sapien, one of our nation’s top fire chiefs, will respond accordingly. “
The department released a statement on Friday regarding “a worrying video that was posted to social media.”
“The San Jose Fire Department is committed to serving the community by protecting life, property and the environment through prevention and response. It is the department’s goal to serve the community with courtesy and service. As such, it takes all feedback on the behavior of its employees seriously,” the statement said. “If the results of an internal investigation reveal inappropriate behavior by a department member, appropriate steps will be taken to address the matter. The City of San Jose’s Code of Ethics guides the conduct of all City employees. All City of San Jose employees are expected to abide by the code of ethics they have agreed to as a condition of their employment.”
Meanwhile, Sapien explained: “The department has become aware of a worrying video that has been posted on social media. An investigation has been launched to establish the facts surrounding the video.”
This is the second recent incident involving a Bay Area fire department to attract unwanted attention. Just a few weeks ago, a picture posted to Twitter cast the San Francisco Fire Department in an unflattering light, showing a firefighter wearing a shirt with a political message, in violation of department guidelines.
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https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/california-officials-respond-to-video-appearing-to-show-stripper-exiting-fire-truck/ The video appears to show a stripper exiting the San Jose fire truck parked in front of Pink Poodle