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Vektor’s David DiSanto Arrested for Dousing Christian Protester with Beer

  • Axl Rosenberg

GOOD MORNING! So, how was everyone’s weekend? Anyone hit up Scion Rock Fest in Memphis? Oh, yeah, you did? Didja have a good time? Cool dude! Well, say, while you were there, did you happen to get arrested for throwing beer at a Christian protester? Oh, no? Well hey guess what? Vektor vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto did!

Municipal Waste broke the news following DiSanto’s arrest Saturday night, and, along with Earache — Vektor’s label — published photos of him being led away by the po-po:

Vektor_Dave_DiSanto_arrested Vektor_frontman_arrested

Later, DiSanto’s mugshot/future OK Cupid profile pic was published courtesy of


DiSanto’s bandmates eventually released the below statement regarding the incident:

“Alright alright alright. As many of you know it was an intriguing evening in Memphis after the show itself (which did rule, thanks to you all, by the way). We’d like to clarify a bit though, the blurb going around is sounding a bit misleading. 1. “Threw a beer” does not mean “chucked a glass bottle”, or even a can/cup. (allegedly) beer was splashed out of a plastic cup, no violence. 2. He’s not locked away or anything, only a misdemeanor…

“We are getting a well needed chuckle from all the FREE DAVE/FREE VEKTOR stuff though. Even though you guys have put a somewhat positive spin on it, it was a stressful ordeal for everyone involved last night, and all before an early morning flight. He is safe and sound though.

“We are still missing details, as none of the 3 of us actually saw what happened and haven’t been able to communicate with him whatsoever since. Thanks for your amusing support, nothing remotely like this has ever happened to him (or us) so we’re kind of dizzy.

“Pretty absurd, but not the end of the world or anything. We probably shouldn’t say much more yet, and we have yet to see if or how this will affect things. It is unfortunate, but what’s done is done and hopefully the consequences are as mild as the (alleged) act.

Vektor (minus David, but only briefly)”

Although I’m sorry to hear of DiSanto’s plight and I hope this whole thing blows over (for now, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he really didn’t throw a glass bottle or any other potentially harmful object), I am kinda glad this happened, because, really, I had no idea that you could be arrested for dousing someone with beer. I mean, if that’s the case, I could have had just about every woman I’ve ever met in a bar and asked the perfectly innocent question “Do you like anal?” arrested. I also know some very clumsy waiters who should probably be facing jail time.

In all seriousness, though, I think the worst thing about this is that DiSanto was wearing a Voivod shirt when he was arrested. I mean, to be taken to prison wearing the band logo that your own band’s logo is clearing aping… how humiliating!

Voivod Vektor Logos

[via Lambgoat and The PRP]

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