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Cops: Deer Park man slugged reality show star

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Stil Image form a video from Youtube The Jersey Shore television show showing Brad ferro punching Nichole "Snooki" Polizzi Credit: YOUTUBE/YOUTUBE

A Deer Park man pleaded guilty last month to slugging Nicole Polizzi, a cast member of MTV's new reality show "Jersey Shore," after he swiped a beer Polizzi had placed on a bar, New Jersey police said Thursday.

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Bradley Ferro, 23, argued with Polizzi, 22, over the purloined alcohol at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights over the summer, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas J. Boyd said Thursday. "Mr. Ferro then punched the victim in the facial area, causing her to sustain injury to the inside area of her mouth," Boyd said.

Bar staff threw Ferro out of the popular joint. Witnesses told police that earlier bar staff had told Ferro to stop drinking because he appeared drunk, Boyd said.

The beating was featured in a video clip promoting "Jersey Shore."

Ferro was arrested on Aug. 19 and charged with assault and disorderly conduct, Boyd said. Ferro couldn't be reached to comment.

A report that Ferro was a gym teacher in New York City could not be confirmed last night. According to the New York Post, he teaches at North Queens Community High School in Middle Village and serves as a substitute teacher in Deer Park.

On Nov. 9, Ferro pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to six months in jail. The sentence was suspended provided that he doesn't get arrested again. Judge Damian Murray ordered Ferro to pay a $500 fine and take an anger management course.

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