The San Jose Fire Department has launched an investigation after video posted online allegedly showed a woman in a bikini getting out of an idle fire truck in front of a strip club.
The video was posted by an Instagram user with a private account and was reposted by the San Jose Foos account. It shows a fire engine door swinging open and a woman in a bikini slowly descending the steps, closing the door behind her. She strolls in heels to the entrance of the Pink Poodle Strip Club in San Jose.
The video is captioned, “Only in San Jose can you see a stripper come out of a fire truck.”
A person who answered the phone at the Pink Poodle on Friday declined to comment on the video.
The San Jose Fire Department said it had opened an investigation but offered few details.
“The department has become aware of a concerning video that has been posted to social media,” Fire Chief Robert Sapien Jr. said in a statement. “An investigation has been launched to establish facts surrounding the video.”
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was more outspoken in his outrage at the episode.
“If the investigation concludes that this video is as bad as it looks then heads will have to roll,” Liccardo said in a statement. “We cannot relegate a vital emergency rescue team to a connecting bus, nor do we tolerate behavior that so demeans the heroic work of the rest of our SJFD team.”
He called Sapien “one of our nation’s finest chiefs,” who he expects to “act accordingly.”
The fire department said in a statement that if its investigation finds that there has been “inappropriate conduct by department members, appropriate steps will be taken to address the matter.”
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-07/investigation-launched-after-video-shows-woman-in-bikini-exiting-san-jose-fire-truck Investigation begins after video shows woman in a bikini exiting San Jose firetruck