D’arcy’s Wild, Wild Horses Put Her In Jail

By jessica / February 10, 2011

Here’s something unusual. TMZ reports that former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky is in jail in Michigan because several horses from her farm broke out and ran around the town. Neighbors called the cops, and she was ticketed for “Animals Running at Large.” That was back in 2009. She didn’t pay the ticket and missed four court dates about the ticket afterward, leading to a bench warrant. She was put in jail on Tuesday but will be released next week, 2/14. The most unusual part of this story is Wretzky’s mug shot. She looks pretty rough, which I guessed was from trying to round up her loose horses. Then I saw that the incident happened two years ago. Back in 2009 she called Q101 out of the blue to tell them about what she’d be up to, and she mentioned that she stopped playing in bands because she wasn’t “healthy” enough for it. That mug shot is a lot different from how I remembered her in the band: distant and mysterious and very pretty. Here’s a 1994 interview with her (conducted by Billy Corgan):