Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested at an Austin, TX airport this morning after the L.A.-bound flight he was on was forced to make an emergency landing because he became “drunkenly combative” with a flight attendant. No mention if he was also playing Words with Friends. TMZ says:
According to the Austin PD, Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. 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.
Scantlin was arrested and booked for public intoxication, but he could also later face federal charges of interfering with a flight crew.
God only knows how many connecting flights were missed, and how much it cost the airline to divert the flight, and how many people were inconvenienced by his drunken display of jackassery, but it still could have been worse. They could have had to listen Puddle of Mudds songs for the whole five-hour flight. You have to look for the silver lining.