Last month, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested in front of his former house and charged with vandalism and trespassing. As seen in a TMZ video taken of Scantlin as he was being arrested at the Los Angeles home which he lost to foreclosure in 2015, the singer tried to plead with the police that it was actually his house.
Last Saturday while playing a show with Puddle of Mudd at the Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio, Scantlin halted in the middle of a song and accused an audience member of being the one who stole his house.
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In case you missed it, Scantlin—who also was arrested in December and charged with possession of a controlled substance, the fifth time he was arrested in 2015, according to Blabbermouth—said, “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. 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.”
And thus the show ended, forcing the concert venue to write this.
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The band hasn’t commented on social media. But its next gig is in Kingsburg, California, on Friday night. A word of advice: If you are actually living in Scantlin’s old house, it’s probably a good idea not to attend.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.