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We don't think this news will help bring up American Idol's ratings all too much.
If you thought Sam Atherton's behavior and audition was super weird, it's about to get even weirder!
Apparently the failed contestant was convicted in 2010 for reportedly jerking off in a frozen lemonade truck in front of a bunch of children!!
An eyewitness at the scene of the crime told police that after Sam finished serving a group of churchgoers and their children, he noticed the 23-year-old was:
"Bobbing his head up and down … with an intense look on his face."
The witness also claimed he approached the failed AI contestant and saw that his pants were down around his ankles.
The songwriter's excuse was that he had a severe case of fungus on his foot and he was just itching away the pain. He was then convicted on two counts of lewdness and sentenced with two years of probation.
Told you things got weird! Did the casting people over at American Idol miss this on Sam's background check?!
Take a look at his audition (above)!