Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lee in Riot

busted Tommy Lee mugshot

Subject: Tommy Lee

Charges: In October 1999, Tommy Lee was arrested in North Carolina after instigating a riot during the 1997 concert at Greensboro Coliseum. Allegedly Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx made racial comments directed toward a black guard and suggested to the crowd to attack him. Sixx and Lee were to said to have poured beer over the guard's head.

Date: Mugshot taken in October 1999

Verdict: Lee avoided arrest in 1997, but returned in 1999 with his attorney and was served with charges of felony riot with ethnic animosity and simple assault, a misdemeanor. He pleaded no contest to simple assault and was sentenced to 18 months probation.