A Dayton man allegedly wanted to be in shot in South Brunswick so badly that he wouldn't take no for an answer. So the man returned to the set of the video three separate times after being ejected and threw an egg at a township police officer working the video shoot, according to South Brunswick Police.
Paul Taeffner, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after he repeatedly returned to the Oakdale Mobile Home Park Tuesday evening during Beyonce's video shoot for her song "Party."
Taeffner was first asked to leave the set of the video by Oakdale staff after he was yelling and acting out at around 5 p.m., according to police.
South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan said Taeffner appeared intoxicated and his friends agreed to drive him home.
"At first he was yelling that he wanted to be in the video and shouted that he was a better dancer," Sgt. Ryan said.
Undaunted, Taeffner allegedly returned to the mobile home park at 7:30 p.m. where he was again observed near the video set.
A South Brunswick Police officer then provided Taeffner with a ride to his residence, approximately five miles away, Ryan said.
Taeffner allegedly returned to the mobile home park once more at 10:30 p.m., as a crowd of approximately 150 people had gathered to watch the video being produced, according to police.
At that point, an egg was thrown at one of the officers working the detail. Several witnesses in the crowd that had gathered pointed at Taeffner as the person who threw the egg, according to police. Taeffner allegedly took off running, but was caught after a short foot chase and was tackled by the officer, Sgt. Ryan said.
Taeffner was arrested and transported to South Brunswick Police headquarters, where he was processed and released pending his first court appearance. Taeffner was never near any of the actors on the set and the incident did not impact the taping, which concluded at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sgt. Ryan added.