Attorney Gelormino told Carlson that he had been served with “four summonses for just representing my client in a polite, respectful manner. [They] gave us $50,000 in fines throughout the building and wound up arresting Danny and putting him in handcuffs and charging him with disorderly conduct when he never raised a voice, and in his own building that he’s the leaseholder on.”
Discussing events outside the bar Wednesday night, Gelormino told Carlson that supporters of the bar’s owners were “peacefully protesting.
“No rioting, no looting,” he added. “We have about 25 sheriffs’ deputies in front of the place that were kind of aggressive at times. But we have 1,500 Staten Islanders in a peaceful protest, protesting and supporting business owners, local business owners.”
The lawyer went on to explain that while Mac’s Public House sits in an “orange zone” where indoor dining is prohibited, just across the Staten Island Railway tracks is a “yellow zone” where indoor dining is permitted.
“I’m not a scientist. I’m an attorney,” Gelormino remarked. “The COVID virus doesn’t stop at the railroad tracks where you can go eat a block away.”