‘Puddle Of Mudd’ Singer Booted From Flight And Arrested

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was just arrested at an Austin, TX airport for allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with a flight attendant while in the air — a rep for the Austin PD tells TMZ.

According to the Austin PD, Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. It’s unclear exactly what provoked the argument, but a source with airport security says Scantlin was upset because the flight crew wouldn’t sell him booze. Scantlin’s flight was originally bound for L.A. but was re-routed to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for an emergency stop, where Scantlin was booted from the plane.

A rep for the Austin PD tells us, Scantlin was arrested and booked for public intoxication, but he could also later face federal charges of interfering with a flight crew. FYI — Scantlin pled “guilty” to felony cocaine possession in July, but the judge agreed to clear his record in 18 months so long as Scantlin obeys all laws … a condition Scantlin may just have violated.

Bottom line — if Scantlin actually did cause a mid-air ruckus he could face prison time for the cocaine charge, as well as for public intoxication and interfering with a flight crew.

Are you a Puddle of Mudd fan? Did Wes Scantlin deserve to be booted from the plane and arrested for the in-flight ruckus he allegedly caused? Do share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: TMZ

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‘Talent’ Star Tim Poe Deeper In Hot Water Over Fake Military Photo

Stuttering “America’s Got Talent” contestant Timothy Poe is NOT the soldier in the photo displayed during his tearjerker audition this week — it’s someone else … and the REAL soldier is pissed.

Staff Sgt. Norman Bone tells TMZ, he first heard about the photo from his ex-wife who was watching “AGT” — Norman thought it was part of a tribute to the troops … and didn’t think twice about it. Bone — who currently serves in El Paso, TX – tells us, “First thing that came to my mind was ‘Why would this lying son of a bitch do this?’” … adding, “I’m absolutely furious. Been seeing red all day.”  Bone says he’s never even heard of Timothy Poe — and he’s going to meet with the Army legal department to explore his options.

The photo in question was originally posted on the U.S. Department of Defense website along with the caption, “U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone directs movement as his patrol turns around on a narrow path in the mountains of Parwan province in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2006.” Timothy Poe has insisted from the beginning his story is legit. We called him about the photo. He hasn’t gotten back to us.

A rep for FreemantleMedia — the production company behind “AGT” — tells TMZ, “We sincerely apologize to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone for using a photo of him in our story on Tim Poe. It was supplied to us by Tim and used on the show in good faith. It has now been removed and will not be used again.”

What could be the outcome of all the mess that Tim Poe has caused? Tell us what you think the AGT management should do!

Source: TMZ

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