|Rapper ODB Apprehended at McDonalds|
|Home Theater News Music - General News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 30 November 2000|
The rapper formerly know as Big Baby Jesus, Russell Jones, AKA Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan was arrested in Philadelphia this past Tuesday while placing at order in the drive-through lane at a McDonalds restaurant.
The 31-year-old Jones had escaped from a Pasadena, California drug-rehab center on October 17th of this year and a Los Angeles judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest shortly thereafter. His probation stemmed from 1999 charges of making "terroristic" threats and wearing a bulletproof vest. Jones, who has been arrested nine times in the past 13 months, is also wanted in New York City where he faces various drug and motor vehicle charges.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard surfaced at a concert with his band Wu-Tang Clan at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom and told the crowd "I can't stay on stage too long tonight -- the cops is after me." He also went on the say that he planned to become "like a bird" living off "birdseeds or whatever ... you'll see." Apparently birds don’t drive 1991 Mitsubishi Galants to McDonalds to get birdseed from the drive-through. A policewoman who recognized him from listening to his music spotted and arrested him at the restaurant. Police said Jones did not try to flee arresting officer Rebecca Anderson.
Source: Reuters news service