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Puddle of Mudd Singer [UPDATE]

Arrested for Vandalism

WITH A BUZZ SAW

7/24/2013 5:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7/25 --
TMZ shot footage of Scantlin leaving the police station Wednesday night. On the way out, Scantlin defended himself, "My neighbor vandalized my house so I had to take action."

He also mentioned the sledgehammer ... but was mum on the buzz saw.

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Puddle of Mudd
singer Wes Scantlin is behind bars in L.A. ... after allegedly vandalizing his neighbor's property WITH A BUZZ SAW ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Scantlin and his neighbor have been feuding for a while -- and it all came to a head this afternoon when Wes allegedly whipped out a buzz saw and went all Leatherface on the neighbor's patio.

We're told Wes also took a sledgehammer to a brick or cinder block wall -- which Wes thinks the neighbor put up on his side of the property line. 

Cops arrived to the scene and arrested the 41-year-old for felony vandalism.

It's unclear what was destroyed in the alleged saw attack ... but we're assuming the neighbor was left unscathed, or Scantlin would probably be facing attempted murder charges.

Scantlin is no stranger to the law -- the "She Hates Me" singer has been arrested several times over the years for things like drugs, domestic violence and being a drunken d-bag at an airport in Texas.

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16.

Nancy    

trailer trash

271 days ago
17.

Jeff    

That's what happen when you start doing drugs ... the singer totally went down hill after 2004

271 days ago
18.

burning_plastic    

If they really built on his property and he can prove it all he had to do was sti back and wait for the court to tell them to demolish it. Disputes between neighbors can get ugly so I want to give him a break but he sounds like he should have all his power tools taken away before he hurts himself.

271 days ago
19.

T.C. Mits    

TMZ calling someone a d-bag? Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

271 days ago
20.

21stcent    

Neighbors, some of them just Pi** you off. Thankfully mine aren't close

271 days ago
21.

nof    

Love the writing of this story, TMZ.


Specifically:


"Went all Leatherface on the neighbor's patio."


Writing doesn't GET any better than that -


-Standing O.

271 days ago
22.

Scary    

If the wall can be shown to be really on his property, does the wall still count towards the felony vandalism? Seems silly to get in a fight - just find out where the real property line is.

271 days ago
23.

AMY D    

This piece of s h i t deserved to be locked up years ago. Maybe had the judicial system not be a joke, he would have been, and the public wouldn't have been subjected to HORRIBLE crap he calls "music",

271 days ago
24.

LetsBeReAL    

Blurry was probably one of the best songs from my generation. Still gives me chills when I hear it but Wes looks like stereotypical a** that doesn't know what to do with himself now that he probably spent all those royalty checks and has no new hit music.

271 days ago
25.

Karma    

This guy is methtarded

271 days ago
26.

Um Yeah    

Lets just blame Fred Durst

271 days ago
27.

mr.howell     

Like I said before on here..he looks like a killer from a 1970's horror film!..what a psycho!,looks like he might have std's too!..

271 days ago
28.

NOT ELMO    

Puddle of Mudd Singer
Arrested for Vandalism.............i am sooo proud of you !

271 days ago
29.

nof    

Had a neighbor a few years back - old Chinese guy.


Big attitude problem -


We're in side-by-side balconies - N.E. Los Angeles.


Decides I'm to be his new-best-friend.


Moment I move in.


When it wasn't what I wanted and/or in my best interests?


i.e. to get into long, rambling conversations with him as we enjoyed our views/balconies.


Went all Leatherface on me.


As TMZ would say.


Began smoking cigars out there.


Waving the smoke into my unit.


Using a fan to force the cigar smoke in/at me.


Such was his sense of rejection.


Made sure I SAW him smoking these foot-longs.


Looked in my living room unit and from HIS pov.


TRIED to make my life as miserable as possible.


Contesting, legally and via management.


His RIGHT to enjoy a fine-azz cigar.


24/7.


Neighbors with mental illness or shut-ins?


They're the ones you actually have to kill.


Cuz they won't and don't stop.

270 days ago
30.

nof    

I didn't have a SAW at the time?


But was PRICING saws...


At Home Depot!

270 days ago
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