Breaking the Law

Wes Scantlin Took a Ride on the Carousel

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Wow. Not a great week so far for people who got famous making terrible music in the late 90s.

Wes Scantlin, the Maria Brink of Puddle of Mudd (i.e., no one knows the names of any other member of the band), has made the news, once again, not for his atrocious brand of rawk, but, rather, because he’s a massive, gaping, stinky asshole.

What’d he do? Well… didja happen to catch last week’s season premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? If you did, you may recall this scene, in which Rob asks Charlie, “Where’s Dee?”, to which Charlie responds…

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Well, that’s exactly what Scantlin did! Only in real life, taking a ride on the luggage carousel at the airport has consequences, because those carousels go to a restricted area where some jerk could potentially put a bomb in someone’s luggage and really ruin a flight for everybody. So Scantlin was arrested.

Which is not the reason I compare Scantlin to an unwiped anus. Honestly, I don’t care if he got arrested for doing something stupid, like 99% of everyone I know has been arrested for doing something stupid.

But Scantlin didn’t just get arrested for doing something stupid; he got arrested for doing something stupid when he had a show to play that night. Meaning he basically fucked over fans who had paid to see the concert — I mean, he had no way of knowing whether or not he’d get out jail in time to perform, so for all he knew, his little joy ride just caused a complete cancellation.

And, hey, he actually did make the show… but extremely late (the show promoter, who has vowed never to book PoM again, apologized to fans who “left early”)… and only after being bailed out by a fan. A FAN! That’s a really loyal fan, and God bless his little brain and big heart. But that means that either none of Scantlin’s bandmates, crew members, managers, friends, or family members had the money to get him out, or none of Scantlin’s bandmates, crew members, managers, friends, or family members were willing to give him the money to get bailed out.

So, like I said: Welcome to Brown Eye City, Population: Wes Scantlin.

[via Metal Insider]

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