Video Shows Bikini-Clad Woman Exiting Fire Truck and Walking Into Strip Club, Sparks Investigation by Fire Department
Mayor called truck a "frat party bus."
A viral video has emerged of a woman dressed only in a bikini and high heels climbing out of a fire engine and walking into a strip club in San Jose, California. It's attracted plenty of online commentary and now—an official investigation. Read on to find out what happened and what the internet (and the San Jose mayor) had to say about it.
The video was posted on Oct. 6 by the Instagram account SanJoseFoos. In it, the scantily clad woman exits the back of the truck, which has its lights flashing. She twirls, and strides into the Pink Poodle strip club on platform heels. "Only in San Jose do you see a stripper come out of a fire truck," the caption read. The post has racked up more than 16,000 likes. Keep reading to learn more and see the video.
"She probably has 2 jobs. Firewoman during the day, Poodle at night. Times are tough," said one commenter. "I would be hell scared to climb out of that truck with those heels, would have just twisted my ankle," said another.
Neighbors were shocked. "What do you say? I mean my mouth dropped. And she had no clothes on," nearby business owner Vince Grimaldi told KTVU. "What is she doing inside the fire truck? And who is running the fire truck, and who is in charge and why did they allow this? Somebody is in trouble."
San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo was not pleased and pledged an investigation. "If the investigation concludes that this video is as bad as it looks, then heads must roll," Liccardo told the station. "We cannot have a life-critical emergency rescue apparatus relegated to a frat party bus, nor tolerate any conduct that so demeans the heroic work of the rest of our SJFD team."
"The Department has become aware of a concerning video posted on social media," said San José Fire Chief Robert Sapien, Jr. in a statement."An investigation has been initiated to determine facts surrounding the video." "The City of San José Code of Ethics policy guides the conduct of all City employees," he said. "All City of San José employees are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics Policy they have agreed to as a condition of their employment."