This isn't good, at all.
Reports are coming in that when Rick Springfield was arrested for his DUI, and they told him his $200k car was going to be towed, that he allegedly yelled at the officer:
"If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family."
The weird thing is, though, this wasn't in the police report.
An insider claims that the captain did ask his men if they felt threatened when Rick said that, but they all said it was a loaded question, and apparently everyone just landed on the idea that Rick was belligerent, and belligerent people say stupid things.
Here's the Police Station's excuse:
"It is rare when a drunk doesn't say something outlandish to police when they're arrested. I have no idea what went down with this one, I wasn't there, but drunks are notorious for saying stupid, outlandish things to law enforcement all the time. Law enforcement's job is to get them off the streets, because they're drunk."
We say that's uncalled for in any situation, and something should have been done about it. So the question is: did they not because of his celebrity?
If that's the case, we're kinda sick and tired of celebrities getting special attention in the eyes of the law. While we don't think Rick would ever intend to kill someone and their family, that is just something you do not say to an officer of the law regardless.
Wake up, Rick! Don't let this happen again — you got off easy, considering.
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