The saga of Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin continues to get stranger and sadder. Last month, he was arrested for breaking into the house that he lost in foreclosure last year and trashing some electronics inside, continuing a decade-long streak of erratic behavior and brushes with the law. And on Saturday night, as WQLZ reports, during a concert at Marietta, Ohio’s Adelphia Music Hall, Scantlin stopped the show in the middle of a song to rant at an audience member about stealing his house:
Keep your goddamn money. Fuck it. This motherfucker right here stole my motherfucking house and now he’s standing right fucking in front of me laughing at me. And he fucking figures I’m a fucking joke. This motherfucker right here. This motherfucker right here. Get his ass on camera. Right. Get his ass on camera. Get his ass on camera. This is the dog. Right here. This is the motherfucker right here. This guy stole my fucking house.
Scantlin then tossed the microphone away, put on his jacket, and walked off the stage, as you can see in the video below.
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Posted by Jerry Alan Cantwell on Saturday, January 30, 2016
It’s possible that the guy who now (legally) resides in Scantlin’s former home was actually at the show, but far more likely that it was all paranoia. Either way, it’s clear that this is a seriously troubled individual who needs some help from somebody.