Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Victor Willis update
Just got an email from a reader notifying me that Victor Willis was arrested this past Sunday in South San Francisco.. He appeared in court earlier today, so we'll see what else will be reported..
My earlier blog posting on his troubles is here, in case anyone's interested..
Here's a portion of a news article from CBS 5 - Bay City News Wire:
'VILLAGE PEOPLE' COP ARRESTED IN SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
03/27/06 2:10 PST
A man who helped make famous the songs "YMCA" and "In the Navy" was arrested Sunday by South San Francisco police following a months-long search for the ex-singer after he failed to appear on charges stemming from a July arrest in Daly City.
Victor Edward Willis, 54, the cop in the musical group The Village People, will appear in a San Mateo County courtroom Tuesday for his initial arraignment. Willis was arrested on Sunday during a routine traffic stop near the 700 block of Airport Boulevard in South San Francisco, according to police.
Both Willis and Staci Brandt, a passenger in the car, were found to be in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, according to the South San Francisco Police Department. Upon his arrest Willis reportedly told police officers that his name was Markus Duty. Brandt allegedly gave officers a false name as well. Willis has been missing since Oct. 20 after he failed to appear at his sentencing on charges stemming from a July arrest in Daly City.
Willis was pulled over around 11 p.m. on July 11 in Daly City for an unspecified traffic violation in the area of Bayshore Boulevard and Geneva Avenue, according to police reports. After being stopped, Willis was found to be in possession of 3.23 grams of cocaine and a loaded .45-gauge, semi-automatic handgun, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. When questioned by officers, Willis reportedly gave a false name -- his brother's -- and had a fake license, the district attorney's office reported.
According to the assistant district attorney he'll mostly likely be going to jail for up to five years now..
And so the downward spiral continues..
Oh and also, the reader who sent me the tip also suggested that I pass on this link to a Passover parody of "Macho Man" called "Matzo Man" on the American Comedy Network site.. I'm not really hip to all the Kosher references, but check it out if you're interested..
CBS 5 - BAY CITY NEWS WIRE: VILLAGE PEOPLE 'COP' ARRESTED IN SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - WANTED VILLAGE PEOPLE OFFICER ARRESTED ON NEW COCAINE CHARGE
CNN - EX-VILLAGE PEOPLE SINGER FACES JAIL
BBC NEWS - VILLAGE PEOPLE 'COP' IN CUSTODY
AOL ENTERTAINMENT - EX-VILLAGE PEOPLE SINGER FACES JAIL SENTENCE
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