Guest Author - Vance R. Rowe
This week I am writing an article about celebrities and the stupid crimes they have committed and some serious crimes as well, so let's get started.
Mick Brown is a drummer for rock singer and NRA advocate, Ted Nugent. Nugent and his band were in Bangor, Maine performing a show and after the show, Brown got drunk and stole a golf cart and led the police on a chase in it. He was eventually caught and arrested on a number of charges that include DUI, and theft.
In 1996, Robert “Iron Man” Downey Jr. was charged with trespassing and sentenced to probation and mandatory drug testing when he passed out in a neighbor's bedroom following a night of drug use.
Famed Hollywood movie director, Quentin Tarantino, was tossed in the can on three different occasions in Los Angeles for failure to pay parking tickets.
The song “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas and more recently by Mick Jagger and David Bowie, may be a catchy tune but if you actually do it, do not do it in Columbus, Ohio. In 1982, Woody Harrelson did just that and was arrested for it as well as resisting arrest. He avoided jail time by paying a fine.
In 2008, Tatum O'Neal was arrested for trying to buy crack cocaine in New York City where she lives. She was caught by the police for trying to buy the drug and received a misdemeanor charge for possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to attend a drug rehab program.
The Blizzard of Oz himself, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in 1982. Not for biting the head off of a bat though, but for urinating on the wall of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. I guess he will always “Remember the Alamo” now.
Reputed tough guy Mickey Rourke was arrested for DUI a concert he attended in Miami, Florida. It wasn't in a flashy sports car, nor was it on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. No, he was stopped for swerving dangerously on a Vespa motor scooter and hen arrested for the DUI.
Matthew McConaughey, (yes, I spelled that right.) was arrested after neighbors filed a noise complaint. When the police went to his house, they found him in the backyard smoking pot and playing the bongos while naked. I hope his lawyer's office wasn't in a Lincoln.
Let me finish up with OJ Simpson. This man was found not guilty in a worldwide sensationalized murder trial, so you would think he would become a model citizen after that but instead, he gets arrested for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint with some other men in 2007. He was arrested three days later and admitted to taking the items but denied having a gun. Now get this, on October 8, 2008, he was found guilty. Thirteen years to the very day that he was acquitted of his murder charge. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison and is eligible for parole in 2017.