Celebrities tend to get away with far more than most people when it comes to committing crimes, and when they do get arrested and convicted, it seems that they tend to get much lighter sentences than most people. However, because of the public nature of celebrity lives, the details of their crimes almost always go public. Some crimes are standard and boring, but others are just hilarious.
We’ve gathered up the 10 most hilariously stupid celebrity crimes. From trespassing at Walgreens, picking up crossdressers, and freeing lobsters at a local store, you’ll laugh at these celebrities. And no, Lindsay Lohan is not on this list, although she is quite stupid.
1. Shia Labeouf – Trespassing at Walgreens
While in Chicago filming part of Indiana Jones, Shia Labeouf was arrested for trespassing at a Walgreens. At 2:25 AM, Labeouf was arrested after appearing drunk and refusing to leave the store. Apparently, Labeouf had returned to this Walgreens three times after forgetting to buy cigarettes.
2. Charles Barkley – DUI
In 2008, Charles Barkley was arrested for running a red light in Scottsdale Arizona, and charged with DUI. However, what makes this arrest a cut above the rest is that during the arrest, Barkley admitted he was in a hurry because he had to make it around the corner to pick up a hooker for oral sex. Barkley also jokingly offered to “tattoo” a cop’s name on his rear end if it would get him out of trouble.
Source: NY Daily News
3. Hugh Grant – Lewd Conduct
Hugh Grant, the British star of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, was arrested in Hollywood in 1995 and charged with indecent conduct with a prostitute in a public place after meeting her on Sunset Boulevard. Grant, 34, whose girlfriend is Elizabeth Hurley, the actress, was arrested by vice squad police, who alleged that he drove up to a prostitute at about 1.30 am. Come on Hugh, cheating on Elizabeth Hurley with some prostitute?
4. Kid Rock – Assault
It is reported that Kid Rock received a citation for misdemeanor battery after a violent incident with Tommy Lee in the audience of the MTV Video Music Awards. It all happened when Kid Rock walked up to Tommy Lee, who was sitting next to Sean “Diddy” Combs and slapped and punched him. A witness says Tommy Lee started the whole thing because he was disturbed that Kid Rock had been ignoring him. Tommy Lee stood up and Kid Rock hit him with a backhand slap and then proceeded to punch him. Security guards grabbed Tommy Lee and dragged him out of the area. The security guards let Kid Rock stay for the rest of the show but he was taken into custody later that night. Kid Rock has also been arrested for assaulting a DJ at an adult club and by starting a fight at a Waffle House.
5. Geroge Michael – Lewd Conduct
George was arrested in April, 1998, for engaging in a “lewd act” in a public toilet in Los Angeles, after which he ended years of speculation by announcing that he was gay. The undercover police officer “started playing this game,” Michael explained, “which I think is called, “I’ll show you mine, you show me yours,” which ultimately resulted in his arrest.
6. Ozzy Osbourne – Public Urination
In February of 2002, Osbourne was arrested for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph (a stone monument honoring the Alamo defenders) in San Antonio, Texas. He was wearing his wife’s dress at the time. City Council members were already upset about broken windows at the HemisFair Arena, and when he bragged about his arrest, they were infuriated. The incident resulted in a 20-year ban from the city.
7. Winona Ryder – Shoplifting
Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting in December 2001, she was arrested in a Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue for shoplifting $4,760 worth of items. She was charged with grand theft and for illegal possession of prescription drugs, though her attorney insisted that Ryder was not under the influence of the painkillers at the time. A year later, Ryder was sentenced to three years’ probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, and $6,355 in rest.
8. Eddie Murphy – No Charges Filed
Eddie Murphy was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies Friday and a cross-dressing prostitute he had picked up was arrested on a prior warrant, authorities said, in 2007. ”It was like they pulled me over, ‘That’s a hooker. She has warrants. You be careful, Eddie. Go on home,’ That’s what it was.” Murphy’s attorney told the E! cable channel that the actor stopped to help the prostitute, who seemed ”disjointed” as he walked along Santa Monica Boulevard at about 4:45 a.m. Still, Eddie could have been charged with soliciting a prostitute.
9. Edward Furlong – Public Intoxication
In 2004, Furlong was arrested for “freeing” a tank of lobsters in a Kentucky grocery store. Apparently, he was drunk and just started grabbing lobsters out of the water and flinging them around the store. By the time police arrived, Furlong was spinning in circles. Too bad Furlong, who’s apparently an animal rights activist, was too drunk to realize the lobsters had nowhere to go. But I kinda like imagining that they scuttled off to the chips aisle for snacks.
Source: Smoking Gun
10. Boy George – False Imprisonment
Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment after allegedly chaining a male escort to the wall of his flat during a kinky photographic session. Come on, you need to get their consent before chaining them up. Boy George got 15 months for this genius move.