Archive for the ‘Sandman’
Sandman Freed on $10k Bail • 07.24.08
Sandman’s Bail: $10,000. The fact a professional wrestler went bananas inside a restaurant and threw glasses at people: priceless.
Hat tip to our courts reporter Rebecca Baker on this one. Jim Fullington a.k.a. “The Sandman” was released yesterday after a $10,000 bail. If you recall, the former WWE and ECW wrestler got into a brawl Sunday night at a restaurant in Yonkers.
According to police, he was throwing glasses at people inside the restaurant, and threw a couple at the cops trying to subdue him. He was at a party for WWE wrestling legend Lou Albano a.k.a. “Captain Lou,” who happens to be a Mount Vernon native. Holler.
If you don’t remember Captain Lou, he was a tag-team member of the duo “The Sicilians” and even makes a cameo in Cindi Lauper’s music videos for “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”
I have no idea why I know that.
(Photo courtesy of Yonkers Police)
WWE wrestler arrested after Yonkers brawl • 07.21.08
Ohhhhh yeah! Time to snap into a Slim Jim for this one.
Professional wrestler James Fullington, a.k.a. “the Sandman” was arrested Sunday night in Yonkers after throwing glasses at restaurant employees during a gathering of fellow wrestlers at La Lanterna. Hat tip goes out to our Yonkers crime reporter, Will David.
In case you haven’t brushed up on your wrestling history (shame on you if you haven’t), the Sandman was a multiple time heavyweight champion for Extreme Championship Wrestling, which eventually merged with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Police arrived at the restaurant at around 9:45 p.m. and found the Sandman throwing glasses at people in the restaurant. The Sandman then proceeded to throw glasses at the police.
Classy. I’m surprised he didn’t go for a running clothesline or a piledriver.
He was taken to the county jail in Valhalla for psychiatric treatment. I’m sure there will be more to come on this one, so stay tuned.
(Mugshot courtesy of Yonkers Police)