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EXCLUSIVE: Tasered American Idol "Skiibosky" Has Long Arrest History

Jan. 14 2010, Published 6:52 a.m. ET

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Whoever has been doing the back ground checks on the season 9 American Idol contestants may want to dig a little bit deeper in the future.

As previously reported wacky Wednesday night contestant Anthony Wheeler, AKA “Skiibosky” has an arrest record.

Now can exclusively report that it is not just for one offense, but for five! Including bookings for three drug offenses, battery, contempt of court, violation of probation for driving while license suspended, attempting escpae and providing a false ID.

Article continues below advertisement has also uncovered four different mug shots of Wheeler as well as his long inmate history report.

As previously reported Wheeler was first arrested back in 2005  on felony drugs charges and was being treated at the ER after admitting to police that he had ingested some cocaine.

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Read Wheeler’s Inmate History Report

Wheeler refused to give a urine sample several times and was told he would be forcibly cathetered if he did not willingly submit. According to a police affidavit Wheeler continued to refuse then became violent forcing officers to apply leather restraints and tether him to a gurney. Wheeler continued to resist, grabbing his penis so they could not apply a catheter, and thrashing around violently forcing the attending police officer to taser him on several occasions before they were able to complete the procedure.


Read The Police Affidavit

The incident prompted Wheeler to file a lawsuit against the City of Orlando Police Department and the officer in question, Peter Linnekamp, for damages for “mental suffering, embarrassment” and “severe emotional distress”. The suit was dismissed by the court who founded that the police had used “necessary force”.

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Wheeler was next arrested in 2007 for possession of a controlled substance, providing false ID to law enforcement officers, resisting arrest and escape.

Next up was an arrest in 2008 for violation of probation, driving while license suspended and no registration.

Then recently, on New Years Eve 2009 Wheeler was arrested  for contempt of court, he was released the following day.

The record also shows an arrest for “battery by detainee in detention facility”, contempt of court, possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, providing false ID and attempting escape during transport.



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