Dubbed Leprecon by a group of never say die bar owners, the replacement plan designating Hoboken the site of a wild melee up and down the East Coast on the first Saturday of March saw more declining numbers of participants and arrests.
Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante telegraphed the demise of the Lepers via Twitter where six arrests were compiled. Of arrest numbers five and six:
One of the key roads to victories over the Lepercons is the local pressure on bars. Sponsoring bars for the event have dwindled further eroding the swarms of tens of thousands upon the Mile Square City.Arrest #5 was a 31 yr old from Newark, NJ, for DWI at 80 River St. by Officer J. Vega. #6 was a 24 yr old from Kendall Park, NJ for DWI at 62 Newark St by Officer D. Figueroa Jr. @DJ012490— Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) March 8, 2020
One resident may have summed it up best saying of the once feared Lepercon invasion, they hadn't noticed. Perhaps that's the biggest sign of progress.