I recently did a blog about The Great Texas Warrant Roundup where Abilene and other cities and towns are rounding up those with outstanding warrants. For that post, I used an mugshot picture of me, in all my glory, with bleach blonde hair that resembled a q-tip. Since then, some people have asked me what I did to get thrown in the slammer for disorderly conduct. So, here goes.

Back in 2001, I was living at a house with two other roommates, who like me, were recently separated or divorced.  In fact, we jokingly called it the 'divorce house' or something like that.  Anyway, my brother, had joined the club, so to speak, and started staying at the house as well.

One night, me and my brother were just kicking back at the house, about to enjoy a few frothy beverages, when his ex (we'll call her Jennifer) decided to come over and start a bunch of drama.  Well, things escalated, and 'Jennifer' decided to get physical by pushing my brother.  I stepped in between them to control things, and that is when she bit me on my arm.  At that point, I decided to go call the cops.  Little did I know that one of our neighbors had already made the call and so the cops got there pretty quick.

Once the cops got to the house, they immediately detained my brother in cuffs because the neighbor, who really had no idea what was going on, said that it had gotten physical - which it had, but only because 'Jennifer' started hitting my brother. I want to be clear here, that in no way, shape, or form, did either my brother, or myself, lay a hand on her other than to push her away.

So, the cops get there and arrest my brother, who at that point was cussing and shouting saying that it was Jennifer's fault (which it was). I start shouting at my brother "Hey man, shut the 'f' up!", and that's when the cop turned to the other cop there and told him to arrest me for disorderly conduct.

Totally bogus if you ask me.  I mean, I understand that I was cursing in public and all of that, but putting me in jail for trying to shut my brother up seemed pretty ridiculous.  In any case, my brother and I rode in the back of the same cop car, and, on the way, got into a little fight in the back of the car.  What was funny, was that the cop kept telling us he was going to stop the car.  We felt like we were kids again in the back of our parents car.  But, our parents never put us in jail.

So, there is my little disorderly conduct story.  Do you have any funny arrest stories you'd like to share? Feel free to comment at the bottom.

In the meantime, check out my wicked cool mugshot, in case you have not seen it yet.  Why the heck I was smiling, I have no idea.