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Wes Scantlin

Cops EFFED ME UP

During JetBlue Arrest

9/7/2012 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Puddle of Mudd
singer Wes Scantlin tells TMZ, he was wrongfully arrested this week on board a JetBlue airplane -- insisting he did NOT get belligerent with a flight attendant -- and when cops cuffed him, they bruised him up in the process.

As we first reported, a JetBlue flight bound for L.A. made an emergency landing in Austin, TX Tuesday after Scantlin allegedly got in a heated drunken argument with a flight attendant.

But Wes -- who's finally back in L.A. after the JetBlue SNAFU -- tells us, he never got combative with anyone ... and he wasn't drunk either.

Wes says he was totally sober, just trying to order one beer, when a flight attendant copped an attitude with him. The situation spiraled out of control from there.

But Wes insists he's innocent, adding, "If a grown man cannot purchase a beer on a 5-hour flight from Boston to L.A., then I think the airlines are completely, COMPLETELY, losing their minds."

He says, "I was arrested for being sober on an airplane."

Wes then showed us two big bruises on his chest, claiming the arresting officers were responsible for the injuries ... "This is what they did to me."

Wes says cops didn't even test him to see if he was really drunk before arresting him for public intoxication.

Scantlin is due in court in Austin on October 3rd, when he's scheduled to be arraigned.

Austin PD Lieutenant Joseph Chacon tells TMZ, Scantlin was taken into custody without incident  and no use of force occurred. Chacon says Scantlin has not made any complaints to the department about the arrest.

Calls to JetBlue were not returned.

61 COMMENTS

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1.

Sammy    

We sure have given a lot of power to in flight waitresses!! One wrong word and they can make life miserable.

713 days ago
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peacewalker    

Dude, do a bench press. It looks like your nipples are attached directly to your ribs.

713 days ago
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Cujeaux    

He looks like a hardcore alcoholic with the s***my teeth and bad skin. Also looks much older than 40. The sc*mbag's lucky the other passengers didn't kick his ass.

713 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

Are you sure they didn't touch your face? It looks pretty nasty.

713 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Red neck punk got beat up for being a red neck punk. Nothing new to this story.

713 days ago
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roll3567    

Act like an ass**le on a flight get what you deserve! He's lucky the other passengers didn't beat crap out of him.

713 days ago
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Jenn    

At least he's figured out a way to grab a few headlines somehow. Lord knows it's been a decade since his music was relevant.

713 days ago
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Sandela    

Yes, I'm sure they made an emergency landing for NO REASON...I bet he was belligerent with the attendant, smelled like stale alcohol and cigarettes and he got combative because she was in a position of authority. This is sad - sad for him. Denial.

713 days ago
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jeff    

He might be uglier then Kid Rock

713 days ago
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sidithers    

Puddle of S.***

713 days ago
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Don Martin    

Although a lot of these low level airline employees have let this terrorism/911 crap go to their heads and have virtually killed customer service, the cops did not get called because everything was just peachy. take your probation dude!

713 days ago
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Regina    

Flights don't have emergency landings for absolutely nothing. He had to have done SOMETHING to get arrested. No doubt that he was drunk and beligerent to the flight attendant. They have to put up with a whole lot of crap from people all the time, so I wouldn't have wanted to put up with this no name, Axl Rose looking wannabe, on a power trip.
I never understood why they served booze on a airplane anyway. All it does is make everybody miserable when the slovenly drunk goes postal and harasses the poor attendants. They shouldn't have to be bartenders too.

713 days ago
13.

Ashley     

what a dirty nasty looking man
can't believe any woman would ______, but then again some girls are desperate and insecure so they would
even tho this guy is a loser.
shut your trap wes your disgusting,
and lay off the coke

713 days ago
14.

Liz    

What a pain in th a@@ it is to flight these days, between TSA, the airlines and their employees have made what used to be fun and kind of a luxury into a freaking nightmare...

713 days ago
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Rich     

By looking at his "body" I assume the girl beat his butt...lol

713 days ago
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