The January 30, 2016 Puddle of Mudd concert at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio ended on a sour note when the band’s long troubled lead singer, Wes Scantlin, abruptly walked off stage after accusing an audience member of “stealing his house”.
In the video, the singer stops the show in the middle of a song. He then says to someone in the crowd (see full video here): “This motherf**ker right here stole my motherf**king house and now he’s standing right f**king in front of me laughing at me. And he f**king figures I’m a f**king joke. This motherf**ker right here. This motherf**ker right here. Get his ass on camera. Right. Get his ass on camera. Get his ass on camera. This is the dog. Right here. This is the motherf**ker right here. This guy stole my f**king house.” Scantlin then put his jacket on and walked off stage.
After the incident, the venue posted a message on its Facebook page, saying: “Thank you everyone who attended tonight’s show! We apologize for the actions of the lead singer. Unfortunately, it was beyond our control! Please send us a PM and we will issue you a ticket to the next show of your choice!”
photo via facebook: The Adelphia Music Hall
Scantlin’s antics go way back. In 2013, he was arrested for vandalism against a neighbor’s property, in 2012 cocaine possession case and other charges of domestic violence.
The singer made news in April 2014 when he allegedly had a melt down onstage, threw a beer and microphone into the audience, and threatened several audience members at a show in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was arrested in mid-April 2015 on charges of disorderly conduct after an incident at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.
In June 2015, he forced his band, Puddle of Mudd to cancel a show in Flint, Michigan when he irresponsibly missed his flight.
On July 26, 2015, he was busted in Minnesota for driving while intoxicated and leading police officers on a 100+ miles-per-hour chase.
He was then arrested in early August 2015, this time in South Dakota, where police cited him for driving under the influence and being in possession of marijuana.
Scantlin’s next arrest was in December on charges of possession of a controlled substance after being pulled over by police in Beverly Hills, California for having an expired registration on his vehicle. The officers at the scene realized there was also a warrant out for Scantlin’s arrest. Upon the vehicle being searched, the alleged substance was found. He was booked on misdemeanor drug charges and was released on $51,000 bail.
Then, in January of this year, he was arrested for the second time in less than a month, this time for trespassing and vandalizing a house that used to belong to him. According to reports, Scantlin went to the house — which he lost to foreclosure last year- and used a hatchet to allegedly destroy audio electronics, surveillance cameras and an alarm system while inside the home on January 9th.