Mayor to Snooki: Thanks for the Publicity!
'Jersey Shore' star's arrest puts town back on the map
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2010 2:49 PM CDT
Fans and onlookers wait for "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to be released from police custody in Seaside Heights, NJ, July 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Bradley J. Penner, Asbury Park Press)
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(Newser) – "Snooki arrested!" screamed the headlines around the world, and the mayor of the town where the Jersey Shore star faces a disorderly conduct charge couldn't be happier, reports the New York Post. "We're getting wonderful publicity!" says Ken Hershey. "We couldn't pay a half-million dollars for this!" Details of the incident are still emerging: In the Post's account, a drunk Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, was heard saying, "Do you know who I am? I'm fucking Snooki! You can't do this!" as Seaside Heights, NJ, police took her into custody.