March 16, 2006 11:33

OK Go singer arrested

Damian Kulash is locked up for nine hours

OK Go singer arrested
Ok Go’s singer Damian J Kulash was arrested over the weekend.

The band were playing Orlando’s House Of Blues on Sunday (March 12) and Kulash was standing outside of the venue when he was approached by police.

According to a statement on their official website www.okgo.net, the frontman was allegedly arrested after giving the wrong vanswer to police and then resisting the arrest.

Kulash then spent nine hours in police custody before being released to continue the band’s tour last night at Jacksonville (March 14).

The lengthy statement from the band explained: “While standing in front of the Orlando House of Blues, Damian Kulash was arrested and charged with 'intent to take pictures and talk to fans'. Also, there was a little matter of resisting arrest, which is the official charge.

“The unofficial charge is 'giving the wrong answer when a police officer asks you 'what part of move don't you understand?'' For those of you planning travel in the Orlando area, the correct response is not 'I understood what you said; I just didn't do it.' Damian didn't know that, so he was immediately handcuffed and taken inside the venue to chants of 'Let him go!'

“A bunch more cops were quickly summoned to help with all the standing around and not doing much, and eventually Damian, still handcuffed, was shoved into the back of a squad car and taken 'downtown', a ride that became more fun when the SUV full of girls pulled up next to the cop car waving ‘FREE DAMIAN’ signs. Damian thanks you, ladies.”

The statement continues: “Upon arrival, our hero was mugshotted, fingerprinted and thrown into a cell with a bunch of people who didn't want to sign the Ok Go email list. Damian was locked up for about nine hours, during which time he ate cornflakes and made friends with a couple of guys.

Damian was released this morning (March 13)... he'd like to address two rumours that have sprung up on the internet in the last 24 hours: No, he wasn't drunk; and Yes, he did get the arresting officer to watch the ‘A Million Ways’ video on the on-board computer. If that's not awesome, awesome doesn't exist.”

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