Rizzo Loses Volunteer Guard Gig, Also Seen Drinking on Duty
In what appear to be unrelated incidents, scandalized former City of Bell Manager Robert Rizzo has lost his volunteer job as a parking lot guard at a Huntington Beach museum, and has been spotted on video at a nearby bar drinking while still on duty.Losing the volunteer job, which was thought to be in fulfillment of a community service requirement following a DUI charge Rizzo earned in March in Huntington Beach, came as a result of the ousted civic leader being outed by LA Times' columnist Steve Lopez. "Soon after [Lopez's] column appeared, Rizzo was asked not to return to the security post," reports CBS2.
Apparently, his "high profile" image and the crush of photographers and reporters were just too much for the museum's tiny parking lot so Surfing Museum officials said, "thanks, but no thanks" to Rizzo.
This morning, however, KTLA is also reporting on-air that video footage showing Rizzo patronizing a bar near the museum has surfaced. In the video, Rizzo is observed ordering three servings of Maker's Mark, clocked while the volunteer was still considered on shift at the parking lot.