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Springfield to Cop:

'I Will F**king Kill You'

5/16/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rick Springfield threatened to kill a deputy sheriff and the deputy's family the night he was arrested for drunk driving ... yet there is no mention of the incident in the arrest report -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.


Springfield was arrested in Malibu on May 1 and blew a .10 -- above the legal limit. 

Sources tell us ... Springfield was extremely angry after the deputy said his $200,000, 1963 Corvette Stingray would be towed away. Law enforcement sources tell us, Springfield yelled to the deputy, "If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family."

Law enforcement sources tell us ... back at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, the captain who runs the station asked the deputy, "Did you really feel threatened?" Our sources say some of the deputies at the station felt it was a loaded question, trying to minimize Springfield's statement.

In the end, our sources say there was no mention of the threat in the arrest report -- the report merely says Springfield was "belligerent." 

You may recall, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station is the place where the Mel Gibson 2006 DUI arrest report was rewritten to exclude Mel's anti-Semitic rant.

As for Springfield, his rep gave TMZ this statement: "Someone has leaked information illegally. It's a sad reflection on society today that people in law enforcement who we look up to, pander to the celebrity gossip channels."

LA County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "It is rare when a drunk doesn't say something outlandish to police when they're arrested. I have no idea what went down with this one, I wasn't there, but drunks are notorious for saying stupid, outlandish things to law enforcement all the time. Law enforcement's job is to get them off the streets, because they're drunk."

The D.A. currently has the file and is deciding whether to charge Springfield with DUI.


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No Lindsay story unless it's her direct quote.

L0L "tell her friends"

1257 days ago


When is this dept going to be investigated for police misconduct?

And since when is a police report secret - other than a minor child or sexual assault; besides, there's no anonymity for criminals!

1257 days ago

Blue Lake    

Baca boyz protecting celebs again. When they complain they get 86'd. Something hasta change.

1257 days ago


this police dept. is a disgrace. every utterance is suppose to be in a police report. springfield threatens a police offer and his FAMILY. not acceptable.

the captain needs to investigated.

1257 days ago


Money talks, then the celebrity walks.

1257 days ago


THE PLAN: Keep singing "I wish that I had Jessie's girl" over and over until the cop commits suicide.

1257 days ago

Mark Proctor    

Please... Threatened by Rick Springfield? Sounds like a someone trying to create an issue or lawsuit that has no basis or merit. And Rick... WTF? We expected more from you than DWI...

1257 days ago


I would have said the same thing if that was my car! lol

1257 days ago


@Mark....since he has a black belt, I would have been careful also. I don't believe for a minute that rick said this. He was probably pissed off about his car getting towed. I know I would!!! Pissed off at myself for getting myself in this situation and having the car towed. He blew and 08 and 10 and the lawyer will get him off, just you wait and see. They better learn how to calibrate those machines for the "rick" and famous before pulling them over. No matter what the fans still love him and he is the nicest celebrity that you will even meet!! We love you Rick!!!

1257 days ago


This police station is a joke. Rick will walk and receive an apology. Such is life in Malibu.

1257 days ago


The police would have went rodney king on him if that was hines ward who said that.

1257 days ago


Drunks rant and rave endlessly when they're arrested. The police wouldn't have enough time to write everything they say. nor do they take it personally. Their jobs are to get them off the street, the end. Their job is not to placate bloggers who are ready to jump down their throats. Grow up, Mr. Springfield. You have a problem, this isn't the first time. Get some help before you kill someone.

1257 days ago


So what. Charge him with DUI and move on. Look what people say when repo comes calling.

1257 days ago


Wasn't this the same police station he was taken to after the alleged domestic disturbance back in 2001?

1257 days ago


Show some respect! The man played a fashion photographer/murder victim on Hawaii Five-0 two weeks ago.

1257 days ago
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