The Word: Puddle of Mudd star arrested for buzz saw vandalism

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12:  Musician Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd arrives at Spike TV's 7th Annual Video Game Awards at the Nokia Event Deck at LA Live on December 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd had a property line dispute with a neighbor. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hollywood must be a weird place to be rich. Anywhere else in the country, if you live in a wealthy neighborhood, your neighbors will probably be lawyers, surgeons and executives. People who have very thoroughly bought into the social contract and behave in an accordingly uptight manner.

In Hollywood, on the other hand, you might find yourself living next to a former ’90s rock star who solves disputes about the property line by picking up a saw.

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested in L.A. for vandalism after he took a buzz saw to his neighbor’s patio, according to TMZ. Apparently a brick wall between the properties also bore the wrath of his saw, because Scantlin felt his neighbor had built the wall on Scantlin’s property.

Scantlin is not the only star to piss off his neighbors. Justin Bieber’s neighbors are so fed up with his and his friends’ reckless driving in their gated Calabasas, Calif., community that they’ve asked the police to intervene, according to E! News.

There’s also been an emergency homeowners association meeting planned to address the issue. “It has been escalating for the past six months. He has begun to flip over to a really dark side,” a neighbor says of Bieber’s “aggressive, reckless” behavior. “They have sent him warnings. He’s out of control. Everyone has a Bieber white Ferrari story. God Forbid someone gets hurt by that car. He just feels like he is above the law.”


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