Celebrities; is there anything they can’t do? Well yeah, actually. There’s quite a long list of things they can’t do. Lucky for us, they don’t always care that they aren’t supposed to break them. We’re graced with hilarious and often hard to believe headlines as a result. The most bizarre celebrity arrests will leave you scratching your head. Some celebrities have been arrested one time, while others have had multiple run in with the law.
Here are the 15 bizarre celebrity arrests that has changed the public perception of them:
15.) Shia LaBeouf
In his early years, LaBeouf was known for his wholesome TV acting. As he grew up, he got a little weird.
One example was when he was arrested at a Walgreen’s for being too intoxicated. The security guard told him to leave multiple times, but he refused.
14.) Charles Barkley
In 2008, the NBA legend was arrested for driving under the influence. What makes this situation weirder is that he told the office he was going to get a blow job on the corner!
Barkley was in a hurry to pick up a prostitute who he has been with before. This apparently made headlines everywhere and everyone made fun of him for it.
13.) Ozzy Osbourne
Back in the day, Osbourne was known for his crazy party stories. In 1982, the music icon urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph monument in San Antonio, Texas.
He was arrested for public intoxication and then he spent the rest of the day in jail before he was released on a $40 bond.
12.) Matthew McConaughey
This bizarre celebrity arrest will make you chuckle! When the actor was just 29 years old, police found him playing the bongo drums at 3AM naked while another man was also nude dancing and clapping along.
The officers arrested them both on suspicion of possession of marijuana and resisting transportation. He was later charged with only resisting transportation.
11.) Robert Downey Jr.
When Downey’s neighbors arrived home in the summer of 1996, they found the actor passed out in his underwear after a drug-fueled night of partying.
Paramedics apparently transported him to the hospital, but then the police later arrested him.
10.) 50 Cent
It seems like this rapper cannot follow the rules. 50 Cent was arrested in St. Kitts because he rapped the word “motherf–cker” during a peformance. The word has been illegal there forever.
50 Cent knew the word was illegal, he just thought he could get away with it.
9.) Reese Witherspoon
In 2013, her and her husband were drunk driving. Witherspoon’s husband was arrested and the actress flipped out. She started to argue with the officer.
This was not a good idead because she then was arrested too. Well, the officer found her behavior rude and loud. What made headlines was Reese Witherspoon questioning the officer, “do you know my name, sir?” Ouch, not a good look!
8.) Justin Bieber
A few years ago, Bieber was constantly getting in trouble with the law. Acting childish one night, Bieber was caught throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house. The officers decided to raid his house, and then they found a lot of drugs.
They arrested his friend, Lil’ Za for the drugs and then they only charged Bieber with vandalism. The singer had to pay his neighbors $81,000 in damages.
7.) Winona Ryder
As the actress quickly rose to fame in the late 90’s, it seemed like it did not change her mindset. Ryder was arrested for attempting to shoplift $5,000 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Critics scratched their heads because it was so confusing. She was a successful and rich actress. Why was she stealing?
To this day, people still make fun of her and she still defends herself saying that she did not hurt anyone.
6.) Phil Spector
This music producer was well known in the industry. In the early 2000’s, it came out that he shot and killed actress Lana Clarkson in his home.
To this day, everyone is confused on why this tragic event occurred.
5.) Lindsay Lohan
Of course. Was there ever any chance of getting to the end of this list without acknowledging the reigning First Lady of celebrity arrests? No, there wasn’t. And that’s thanks to perhaps her nuttiest run-in with the law back in 2007 when Lindsay was nabbed for a DUI with a car full of terrified passengers and a good measure of cocaine on her person.
Seems like pretty standard stuff, except when you remember she also screamed this at the cops: “I’m a celebrity, I can do whatever the f#$k I want!” Tremendous. Way to endear yourself to authorities, Lindsay.
4.) Rip Torn
In perhaps the ultimate case of irony, this guy’s name almost perfectly describes the level of inebriation he has often been while encountering police. With a stellar arrest record to his name, Rip’s best came in 2010 when he was arrested for breaking into a bank during off hours with a loaded shotgun.
Though it wasn’t malicious, he was just so plastered he actually thought it was his own house. Oh, and he was 78 at the time.
3.) Gary Coleman
First of all, let’s acknowledge that the late Gary Coleman was awesome, and that it couldn’t have been easy dealing with people constantly saying “œWhat’chu talkin’ bout”to him everywhere he went. Okay, now let’s get to that time he lost his mind and tried to run a guy over.
Back in 2008, after Coleman refused to take a picture with a fan for less than $20, the fan snapped a pictured anyway, and in turn, Gary snapped. He allegedly attacked the fan in the parking lot, stole his phone and hit him with his truck on his way out.
2.) James Brown
James Brown was often referred to as the “King of Soul,”but we’d be remiss if we forgot that he was also the “King of Frequent Incarceration.”Brown had more than his share of run-ins with the law, but the most bizarre incident occurred in 1988 after someone attending an insurance seminar next door to his office apparently used his toilet without permission.
An angry Brown marched into the seminar with a shotgun and pistol in hand, as you would, and wound up leading police on a chase across state lines that didn’t end until they emptied 23 bullets into his tires.
1.) Mel Gibson
All hail Mel, now and forever the king of the celebrity arrest. Thanks to the combination of Mel’s massive star power and the sheer insanity of his drunken tirade to police, it’s hard to see how anyone could outdo him.
And if you can’t recall just how crazy this was, just know that he was drinking from an open bottle of tequila while driving through Malibu in 2006. The actor was wildly cursing them out, making racist remarks and even referred to one of the cops as “sugartits.” Yeah, bow before the king.
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