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)
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)
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t miss David LettermanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Late Show tonight. The North Salem funnyman interviews Donald Trump (in a show that was taped earlier in the week). During the discussion, Trump says Barbara Walters used to be a good friend of his, but no longer because, he says, she lied about conversations the two had about OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Donnell.
<blockquote><div>She was trying to protect Rosie. She just said things that weren’t so and therefore I sort of wrote her off my list. She’s off the list.</div></blockquote>
He says, however, he does sympathize with Walters, whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being bullied by the Nyack comic.
<blockquote><div>Rosie is sort of taking over the show from Barbara. It was sad to watch what was happening. But Rosie, they say, almost beat her up in the green room, and Barbara went out and did things she shouldn’t do. I felt badly for Barbara. In a way, I feel that Barbara was just trying to keep the whole thing together. I don’t totally blame her.</div></blockquote>
And for folks who think some of the nasty names Trump spewed at OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Donnell over the past few months may have gone too far, the Apprentice star doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t entirely disagree.
<blockquote><div>I called her names that I certainly shouldn’t have called her.</div></blockquote>