A throng of angry residents packed Perkasie‘s borough hall Monday night, the crowd spilling into the hall beyond. Most of the nearly 100 present were there with concerns about an unruly, overcrowded party of more than 700 “out-of-towners” at the Menlo pool Aug. 11 that involved alcohol and suspected illegal drug use.
Perkasie officials have said they were duped into booking the private party, led to believe it would be a birthday party attended by about 100 people.
Instead, it was a club-style event said to be hosted by a professional basketball player identified in an advertisement as the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ Dion Waiters, and featuring a DJ as well as a 15-person security contingent.
The borough discovered later that the party was originally to be held at a New Jersey swim club, with an open bar, but that pool canceled the event after discovering it wasn’t consistent with its policies.