Remember way back in 2009 when Jersey Shore first aired? Remember the Punch Heard ‘Round the Shore? Well here’s a reminder.
Well it seems that while Snooki profited heavily from getting punched the fuck out (she raised her appearance rates from $2K to $10K once the incident became public), Dan Ferro punched his way into a lifetime of military service.
Although Ferro only paid a $500 fine and had 6 months of probation, his life was utterly destroyed. He was fired from his job as a P.E. Teacher , his family was exiled from their Long Island community, and Ferro feels he may never find true love, since he is now googlable (join the club).
After realizing he was out of options, Brad decided to join the military, training, his dad said, as a Cavalry Scout — part of the specialized reconnaissance unit that is among the first behind enemy lines. His conviction on a misdemeanor wasn’t a hindrance. Since 2007, the US military has been forced to recruit even hard-core felons to replenish dwindling combat troops. Ferro left for basic training in Fort Knox, Ky., last month. His father hopes that no one on base recognizes his son. “He lost his career and his pride and everything else,” his dad said. “But he’s getting it back. You can’t keep a good man down for too long.”
Punching chicks isn’t cool, but in all seriousness, this man needs to have a statue of him erected in Belmar. Can someone get that Kickstarter going? Ferro is the only human with the guts to stand up to the Snookster, and now his life is ruined. This is some sort of Greek tragedy I’d like to write.