Who was caught with their hand in the cookie jar? Which celebrities just couldn’t help themselves in 2014? The last year was certainly a wild ride from reality stars to rap stars all getting tossed in the slammer (until “overcrowding” saw an early release). Here are the most memorable celebrity mug shots of 2014!
Hip hop star Soulja Boy was arrested January 2014 for a loaded gun charge after being pulled over by police for a traffic stop. A loaded gun! If you’re in the limelight, maybe leave it at home. Soulja was booked on felony weapons and drug charges after police also found sizeable amounts of marijuana in his vehicle. This isn’t the first time he has faced these allegations, as he was also arrested on drug charges in 2011.
Maybe this mug shot can be used for his next album…
Remember this guy from The Partridge Family? Once a teen heartthrob (in the 70s), he has now joined the elite club of celebrity mug shot posers. He was pulled over on August 8th after making an illegal turn in Los Angeles. California Highway Patrol administered an alcohol test where Cassidy blew .19% — twice the legal limit — earning him a trip to the slammer. The arrest marks Cassidy’s third time getting a DUI charge.
Yeeeeeah, boy! William Jonathan Drayton, the clock-wearing rapper better known as Flavor Flav just can’t stay seem to stay out of the spotlight! If he’s not doing a new reality show, apparently Public Enemy #1 is busy getting himself arrested. The latest arrest happened on January 9th when Flavor Flav was arrested on January 9th for driving with, wait for it, 16 driving license suspensions. He was originally stopped for traveling 79 MPH in a 55 MPH speed zone, but officers discovered upon running his license that Flavor Flav had accumulated 16 license suspensions from unpaid tickets. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, booked and released with bail.
In the Spring of 2014, Wiz was arrested after a TSA security check in El Paso’s airport found a “green leafy substance” in Khalifa’s carry-on bag. Cops were able to conclude the obvious and Khalifa was taken to jail for a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. While it’s too bad Wiz wasn’t in Colorado, it appears that being locked up couldn’t keep the rapper down as he posted the following snapshot on Twitter with the caption, “Jail selfie.”
Wait, a second…a politician actually got arrested? Yep! The Texas governor was clearly concerned about his appearances as he posed in the police station for his mug shot in August, after getting nabbed for charges of abuse of power. He was charged with threatening a DA with a veto of a bill if she didn’t resign from office after being convicted of a DUI. Governor Perry has vehemently denied the charges and is obviously trying to keep his political image in tact as he smiles for his picture.
Is anyone even surprised by this? Bynes has been frequently making the news these past few years for her erratic behavior and arrests. This time around, Bynes was arrested after running a red light and then stopping her car in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Boulevard in LA. A California Highway Patrol officer who witnessed the events pulled Bynes over and performed a field sobriety test on her. The CHP officer was able to determine that Bynes was under the influence and then booked with yet another a DUI in September. The only shocking thing about this arrest may be Amanda’s choice of color for her hair.
The elf-like SNL performer was arrested on suspicion of DUI after totaling his Mercedes Benz when he crossed a barrier of orange cones and flashing signs and rammed straight into the a maintenance vehicle. Police responded to the accident and then administered a breathalyzer test to Kattan, which he passed. However, when asked to perform a field sobriety test, he was unable to do well walking heel to toe and was subsequently arrested. After being arrested, Kattan confessed to being on Ambien. Kattan may not have caught much sleep with the whole ordeal but police still managed to get a little smirk out of his features for this mug shot.
He probably wishes that he had an “Avatar” doing his stint in the police station on his behalf! Avatar actor Sam Worthington lost control of his anger in February 2014 and punched a cameraman in the face as he left from having drinks with his girlfriend. The paparazzi allegedly kicked Sam’s companion in the shins, and he responded by punching him. The actor was arrested for assault but released with an appearance ticket. The paparazzi was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.
Neither Optimus Prime nor Michael Bay could keep the Transformers star out of the slammer! He was arrested in June for disruptive behavior while drunk in at a broadway show. He was disruptive during the performance, standing up and yelling at the actors which caused him to be escorted from the theater. As he was removed he could be heard yelling “”F*** you. This is f***ing bullshit. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f*** I am? Do you know who I am?” He also reportedly spit at police officers once at the station. LaBeouf later claimed to be extremely intoxicated during the incident. This mug shot kind of looks like a high school year book photo!
Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander Harris on this hit television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” was arrested in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho. Police found Brendon, who was in town for the Tree City Comic Con, to be showing signs of intoxication. Furthermore, when police tried to get a handle on the situation, Brendan repeatedly refused to listen to commands from police to stay seated, earning him a trip to the slammer. After being released from jail on a bail of $600, Brandon took to Facebook to let his fan(s) know that he erred by mixing prescribed pain medication and alcohol, a seemingly common move for actors who get arrested for not being able to handle their alcohol.
Suspicion of robbery, huh? Just a blip in the radar for Knight who boasts a seemingly infinite rap sheet full of arrests. This time around, Knight was accused of grabbing a camera from a lady in Beverly Hills on September 5th. Looking at his mugshot, it’s clear this is a man you don’t want to cross.
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How stupid can you be to carry a gun onto a plane? In your carry-on luggage? C’mon! He actually tried that back in October, gracing us with his mug shot as a result.
Screech from Saved By the Bell fame was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors (among other charges). He was held because he couldn’t post the $10,000 bond. I guess he should have called Zack and AC Slater to help out!
The mixed martial arts fighter and former porn actor War Machine, AKA Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested in August of 2014 for domestic assault against his porn-star girlfriend Christy Mack. She reported that he assaulted both her and an unarmed friend in her home and posted graphic photos of her swollen, beaten face online. Police captured War Machine shortly after in a hotel.
The TV actor Colin Egglesfield was arrested in April 2014 for criminal damage and disorderly conduct. He was found damaging barriers and signs at the Tempe Festival of the Arts. An officer found him in the middle of the destruction and arrested him on the spot. To date, there is no word on what spurred the actor to destroy the property at the Arts Festival.
Soccer star Hope Solo made headlines in June 2014 after being arrested for domestic violence during a family gathering. Solo has allegedly had problems in the past with alcohol and disagreements. She and her nephew engaged in verbal fighting before, according to her nephew, she attacked him and then his mother when she tried to intervene. Solo argued that she was the one attacked and is the victim in the situation.
A list of arrested celebrities wouldn’t be complete in 2014 without Justin Bieber. The Biebs was arrested not just once, but twice during the year. The first was in January after being caught drag racing with friends. He was arrested with suspicion of DUE, an expired license and non-violently resisting arrest. He was also booked in September for dangerous driving and assault after hitting a mini-van while driving his ATV. Bieber might look happy in his mugshot but according to reports it was just him trying to put on a brave facade as he ended up “crying his eyes out” when returning to a detention center.
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