A cursory scan of the Wikipedia page for Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin reveals a long history of legal trouble and erratic behavior including multiple incidents of alleged domestic violence, several bouts of public intoxication, failure to pay taxes at least once, and that one time he took a chainsaw to his neighbor’s patio. But the best precedent for his latest exploit is probably when he was banned from Graceland for swimming in an off-limits pool while touring the facility. Scantlin must really like going where he’s not supposed to go because, as 9News reports, he was arrested at Denver International Airport for attempting to ride a baggage carousel. The report explains:
Singer and guitarist Wes Scantlin was arrested after he was seen running behind the baggage carousel and coming “out of the secured area through an alarmed door.”
Police say the area behind the baggage carousel is restricted, and has signs that clearly say “keep out” and “do not ride carousel” posted on the public side.
As a result, a local fan named Levi Brite had to bail Scantlin out of jail, and Puddle Of Mudd took the stage hours later than originally planned. Scantlin has not been formally charged. Local promoter Rock Panther Presents was extremely miffed about the whole thing and offered up this humorous epilogue during the show:
Puddle of Mudd finally on stage I apologize to all of those who left early I hope you enjoyed Lola Black, Horse and Drug under. Those of you that stayed I hope you love Puddle of Mudd cause we will NEVER book them again.
As for Scantlin, he seems less than contrite: