Puddle Of Mudd Singer Charged With Vandalizing Home Lost In Foreclosure
The frontman of Puddle of Mudd is expected to be charged today for allegedly vandalizing a house he used to own, but lost to foreclosure. Wesley Scantlin, 43, best known as the signer of Puddle of Mudd, is expected to be charged today with felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing, City News Service reports. Authorities allege that on January 9, he smashed a window at a home in the 1500 block of Sunset Plaza Drive with a hatchet in an attempt to break in, and when that failed, he had a locksmith come and change the home's locks. Scantlin used to own the house, but lost it to foreclosure last year.
Scantlin is also accused of tearing out an alarm system, as well as damaging a garage door and plumbing. All in all, the estimated damage is worth about $7,000.
TMZ posted footage of Scantlin being taken out of the house in handcuffs by LAPD officers, saying, "C'mon, this is my house, man."
Scantlin bizarrely mentioned this house during a disastrous performance in the Midwest over the weekend. During a Puddle of Mudd concert on January 30 at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio, Scantlin stopped the show to accuse a member of the audience of stealing his home, Blabbermouth reports.
"This motherf*cker right here stole my motherf*cking house and now he's standing right f*cking in front of me laughing at me," he said, in a rant that was caught on video.
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He then walked off stage. The venue has posted to its Facebook, apologizing for Scantlin's actions and offering attendees a free ticket to a future show of their choice.
TMZ also reported that Scantlin was pulled over in Beverly Hills in December for driving with expired registration. Officers also allegedly found drugs in his car, and arrested Scantlin on misdemeanor drug charges. Scantlin posted his bail, which was set at $51,000, a few hours after he was booked.
In August of last year, Scantlin was arrested in South Dakota on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, and in July in Minnesota for allegedly driving under the influence and embarking on high-speed police chase. According to Fox 9, the chase got up to 100 mph and Scantlin blew a .310 BAC.
Perhaps his weirdest charge in recent news came in January of 2015, when he was arrested for riding on a baggage carousal at the Denver International Airport. That's apparently a misdemeanor, though because Scantlin didn't show up for his court date, he might not want to go back to Denver.
Update, 1:45 p.m.: Scantlin missed his court appearance today, and is now expected to next appear on Friday. Scantlin's attorney claims that Scantlin missed a flight and that his wallet was either lost or stolen, according to City News Service.