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Failed 'Idol' Contestant

Arrested for Public Masturbation

... In Slushy Truck

1/17/2014 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If you thought this guy was weird on Wednesday night's "American Idol" premiere, just wait til you get a load of his rap sheet -- and we literally mean load --  the guy was convicted in 2010 after allegedly jerking it in a frozen lemonade truck ... while parked in front of a group of kids.

Sam Atherton had just finished serving frozen lemonade to a group of churchgoers and their kids when he was popped for "open and gross lewdness."

An eyewitness told police he saw Atherton "bobbing his head up and down ... with an intense look on his face" while vigorously moving his arm and shoulder. The witness claims when he approached Atherton to confront him, the guy's pants were around his ankles.

Atherton's excuse was classic ... he said he was just scratching his foot because of a severe fungus.

Atherton was convicted on two counts of lewdness and sentenced to two years probation.

Just when you thought nothing could be worse than his audition.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Gross

246 days ago
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kingnoor123    

Definitely a perv!!

246 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Sometime you just need to rub one off

246 days ago
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Greg    

Just me, or does he look a little like the psychopathic Joker (sans make-up) in the mug shot?

246 days ago
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Tarington    

Frozen spermade--bet it tastes salty and is full of protein--just what every churchgoing child wants **sarcasm

246 days ago
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*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

I'll bet Harvey was especially attentive when they pitched this story to him...!!! TESTIFY !!!

246 days ago
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Chilltopia    

What a weird mother f ucker lmao

246 days ago
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EFB2826    

He was pulling his Pee-Wee Heran.

246 days ago
9.

NOT ELMO    

Failed 'American Idol' Contestant -- Arrested for Public Masturbation in Slushy Truck..................HAHAHAHA!

246 days ago
10.

Questdelsangraal    

Slow news day TMZ that you have to dig up some nonsense about a person from 2010....

246 days ago
11.

TRUTH BE TOLD    

Ewwww


Damn gay people.

246 days ago
12.

Ace    

And they thought it was a new lemon meringue topping on the lemonade slushy they've been eating.

246 days ago
13.

billybob    

Damn, he was so close to become an American Idol, maybe he still could?

246 days ago
14.

Marge    

Spam is an icky ejaculant mess here.

246 days ago
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Trixielolo77    

Just seeing his audition clip alone, it's obvious he has some type of mental disorder.

246 days ago
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