An Israeli man who spent his honeymoon at the Garden State Mall in Paramus was strip searched there and claims that as they undressed him the officers ridiculed him, saying that his private parts are small.
The man filed a lawsuit in Bergen County Superior Court last week.
According to the lawsuit, the 38-year-old man, identified only by his initials, was stopped after leaving the Apple store in the Garden State Plaza mall last November. His wife was shopping somewhere else, according to the lawsuit, the New York Post reported.
Mall security guards accused the man of shoplifting, and they called the police. After the cops found nothing in his bags, they forced him to remove his pants in public and searched his underwear while making fun of him, according to the lawsuit.
The man’s attorney told the New York Post that he believes he was stopped because of his heavy accent. She also said that he still has nightmares and panic attacks over the incident. He is suing the mall, the Apple store, and the police.
JTA Wire Service