CT city employee fined for hosting maskless birthday bash

A Connecticut city worker has been fined $500 for hosting a blowout birthday bash jam-packed with mask-free merrymakers, police said.

Daniel Pizarro, who works in Bridgeport’s housing code office, was cited late Monday for his 48th birthday celebration at his Trumbull home, police confirmed to The Post.

More than 300 guests showed up before cops broke up the crowd at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Pizarro told the Connecticut Post.

The crowd was a clear violation of an executive order issued by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lemont capping private indoor gatherings at 25 guests and outdoor events at 100 people, Trumbull Lt. Brian Weir said.

“They did find an excessive amount of people at the home,” Weir said, adding that officers stopping counting how many partiers were there after determining they far exceeded the totals set by the governor.

Pizarro posted video of the bash on his Instagram page, showcasing revelers partying like it was 2019, according to the outlet.

As of Tuesday, the footage was removed and his Instagram profile was set to private. Messages seeking comment from him and Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim were not immediately returned.

Pizarro, who was cooperative with police, told the Connecticut Post he believed Lamont’s executive order applied solely to “restaurants and stuff like that.”

“The cops came and we was very respectful,” Pizarro recalled Sunday. “They just wanted us to minimize the crowd, which we did … I had to turn off the lights, tell people they had to leave the party.”

Pizarro, a real estate entrepreneur who also reportedly owns roughly 30 homes in Bridgeport worth an appraised $5.78 million, said he’s not worried about catching the bug — or forking over a fine.

“If there’s a fine, I’ll pay a fine,” he told the paper. “I got the money.”

Pizarro earns $81,000 a year as a non-union project coordinator for Bridgeport’s housing code office. He was hired by Ganim in 2016, the Connecticut Post reported.

A spokeswoman for Ganim, meanwhile, said a “couple” of city employees also went to the party and would need to quarantine like Pizarro and test negative for the virus before returning to work, the Connecticut Post reported.