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"El Cucuy" Arrested For Making Threats

1/3/2007 9:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The popular Spanish speaking DJ known as "El Cucuy" was booked Wednesday on suspicion of making criminal threats after he was involved in a confrontation with police on New Year's Day.

Police say they were called to the Northridge, Calif. home of Maximo Almendares early Monday morning on a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they found traces of blood in the house and on Almendares' wife. The wife was initially uncooperative and belligerent with officers, according to police.

Los Angeles station KVEA reports that Almendares made threats against his wife and a police officer, and that his 28-year-old son was bleeding from his chest. According to police, the son got in the middle of an altercation between his parents and then left the house with his father. Officers also say they found a knife at the scene.

Detectives say that since the call on Monday morning, they have been in contact with Almendares via his attorney, and they ultimately convinced him to turn himself in.

"El Cucuy" is well known for his community activism and has previously spoken out against domestic violence.


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la loca    

You people are so ignorant ! just because a person speaks spanish you guys think there Mexicans .Shows how much you guys know .Stop all this Hatred Now!!! ! As for EL CUCUY how are you going to preach to the jente about things and go do it yourself ! Go get some help for yourself first .

2769 days ago


There's my argument. Restrict immigration!

2819 days ago


Restrict immigration?! Oh, shut the freak up. Retard. Like there's never an argument* on all these white trashy no class nonsense celebrities whom are famous for their DUI's, racial hatred, and killing innocent teenagers, for example the star of that show Lost.

You definitely are a grouch. You have no argument and no class.

2819 days ago


I once had the pleasure to shoot a promo for his show. He was a great and friendly (his new face lift was maybe a little tight) guy. Some scenes we had to shoot many times and he remained funny and excited the whole shoot long. It's a lil shocking to hear these allegations...

2819 days ago


I feel sorry for the cucuy he is very loved in his country honduras because he helps in an anual marathon for sick kids i hope this reports are just exagerated and that he can come and clear up everything.

2819 days ago



2819 days ago


INS, please deports this guy.

2819 days ago

Thinking in Type    

#6...There is no such thing as "INS". Get with the times.

2819 days ago

no pervs allowed    

Viva LA Raza,,, it's about time we get rid of all these legal naturalized citizens of California, they are only getting in the way of the Mexico reannexing California back. Let's give it back and watch them try to cross the border into Oregon. They will never be content with what they have, and they will always destroy what they have,,, just look at their own corrupt country.

2818 days ago


Production is always based on demand. If there were no American white trash pothead/drug users there would be no corruption. Watch what you say.

2818 days ago


El Cucuy is originally from HONDURAS!! Ignorant people!

2818 days ago


I know this is all really retardit. I myself am a Latina and I hate ignorant white people whom hear some kind of allegation on a Hispanic figure and they go off on all this humbug about immigration and deporting. It's so stupid. Why hasn't Mel Gibson been deported then? You get my point. It's nonsense to bring in the deport word.

Thank you.
Bio-Marine-Creology tomorrow morning.

2818 days ago

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