Browsing: Celebrity Crime

A report of a nude man crouching in bushes near Irvine’s Venta Spur Trail walking path turned up former USC star quarterback Todd Marinovich, police said today.

The 47-year-old, who also played for the Raiders in Los Angeles before drug issues essentially ended his NFL career, was found “naked hiding in the backyard of a residence” nearby, according to a statement from the Irvine Police Department.

This happened about 9:20 p.m. Friday, cops said, but the department just announced the arrest, including a release of Marinovich’s booking photo (below), this afternoon.

john_hinckley_mug_shot.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hinckley, who a judge has allowed to leave the hospital that’s been his official home for more than three decades, spent two weeks at a Colorado motel before traveling east with the murder of Ronald Reagan in his plans — and the daughter of the motel’s owners remembers him talking about his love for Jodi Foster. Westword has the story.

thaddeus-martine-mugshot-miami-new-times_1_Miami-Dade Police Department

When Thaddeus Martin won the first season of MTV’s “From G’s to Gents” in 2008, he wanted to mark the permanence of his transformation into a gentleman. Four months later, in a post-season reunion episode, the Miami Gardens native rolled up his sleeves and revealed a tattoo of the show’s logo on the inside of his left forearm.

“To a new beginning,” Martin said in a toast during the season finale. “No more goon, no more aggressiveness, strictly a gentleman from now on.”

But in May, Martin was sentenced to ten years in prison for violating probation after police found a .9 millimeter Ruger handgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and a “samurai sword” in his home, according to an arrest report.


One of Rafael Pedroza’s earliest acting credits was a burglar on the Colombian soap opera Me Amaras Bajo La Lluvia (or, in English, You Loved Me in The Rain). Now he’s a suspect in a real life robbery in Miami-Dade.

Sunny Isles Beach Police are on the hunt for Pedroza and fellow Colombian actor Farid Duque. They believe the pair pulled off a June 12 heist at an apartment on the 19300 block of Collins Avenue. The duo is believed to have stolen more than $20,000 in goods.

brian_krebsFort Lauderdale Police Department/GabboT via Flickr Creative Commons

Brian Krebs, 42  — the real-life inspiration for Steve Stifler, the rowdiest, drunkest, most upsettingly bro-ish film character since Bluto Blutarsky; the man American Pie screenwriter Adam Herz reportedly based the famed bro-mancer on — was convicted last Wednesday of second-degree murder, ending an ordeal that had stretched on for more than five years.

terrance_westImage by Erik Daniel Drost via WikiCommons, CC2.0

Terrance West, a running back currently with the Baltimore Ravens, was visiting the Metropole, a South Beach hotel infamous for hosting the second season of The Jersey Shore, on February 27 with a friend. The pair chatted up two women but then parted ways.

The suit claims the women then went to the hotel’s front desk and asked for a key to West’s room. Amazingly, the staffer complied. The woman were given a key and led to the room by a bellman and escort. Once inside, they swiped two Rolex watches worth almost $50,000 and made off.

An hour later he was robbed again. reading from the Voice Media Empire: Kazama, who’s both an actor and a stuntman on big-budget blockbusters, so freaked out tourists visiting some scenic cliff dwellings that the cops were called. He got away from them then, but not after a car crash that was allegedly intoxicating — in a bad way. Westword has the story.

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