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Posted: 5/6/2003 11:03:40 AM EDT
David Lee Roth Detains Unwanted Visitor

May 1, 1:29 PM (ET)

By The Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - David Lee Roth got an unwanted visitor when a man being chased by police climbed over a fence and tried to hide in the rock star's yard.

The former Van Halen frontman's publicist said Roth used a shotgun to hold the man at bay until police arrived, but police spokeswoman Janet Pope could not confirm that Wednesday.

"He was laying on the grass when our officers arrived," Pope said of the man arrested.

She said Charles Cooley, 47, was being pursued by officers responding to complaints of someone throwing rocks at windows around 2 a.m. Saturday. He was arrested for investigation of amphetamine possession.

Roth publicist Lathum Nelson said the singer stood on his second-floor balcony and pointed a shotgun on the intruder until officers arrived.

"Dave cornered the guy with his shotgun. ... When the cops got there, he put the gun away," Nelson said Wednesday.


Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:08:48 AM EDT
While I love any story where someone uses a firearm in help nail a perp, I gotta wonder about the Dave deal. I mean, the guy's out of his freakin' mind most of the time. He's loopier than a 3 dollar bill. He was probably just tryin' to protect his own "stash" from the perp... [;)]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:11:52 AM EDT
Nope, FNC reported the real story. He was holding something like a banana or bread while a neighbor assisted him. May be on their site.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:43:43 AM EDT
isn't it funny this publicity seems to unfold at the same time of his new release or tour or whatever he's doing?
don't get me wrong , I like the crazy "I am just a gigolo"
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:04:08 PM EDT
Off topic, but has anyone heard DLR doing the DJ thing in NYC? Stern had some clips of him a while back.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:11:40 PM EDT
don't dick with diamond Dave!
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