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'Sons of Anarchy' actor's traffic stop escalates into arrest

Sons-of-anarchy "The Sons of Anarchy" actor Mark Boone Jr. was taken into custody Tuesday in Montrose after a traffic stop escalated into an arrest on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer, both of which are misdemeanors.

Boone, whose legal name is Mark Heidrich, was driving his 1955 Ford Thunderbird when he was pulled over for allegedly talking on a cellphone and not wearing a seat belt, the Glendale News-Press reports. He and the officer began to argue, a police spokesman said; a struggle allegedly broke out as the officer tried to handcuff the actor, and the officer fell. The actor then allegedly took a swing at the officer's faced, but missed. The officer wasn't seriously hurt.

Heidrich was released Tuesday evening on $20,000 bail. On "The Sons of Anarchy," he plays a biker gang member Bobby Munson.

Now, after actor-rapper Ice-T was pulled over recently for not wearing a seat belt, the situation also escalated into an arrest. It all worked out in Ice-T's favor, of course, and he was cleared of all charges once the paperwork was sorted out.

Then again, Ice-T simply tweeted about his outrage.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Actor Mark Boone Jr., legal name Mark Heidrich, at a panel discussion for FX's "The Sons of Anarchy" on Aug. 3. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters


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1955 T-Birds did not come with seatbelts. That's a bogus charge. No wonder the dude was peeved. But he does need to go hands free on the cell phone. Be a good biker and do what Oprah tells you.

FREE BOBBY ELVIS!!!!!!!

Yeah what the hell if the car didnt have them then its not required,damn cop musta thought he was on a TV show.............Glad to see him stand up to the cops instead of being a sheeple and just taking theIr disrespect and crap.........FREE BOBBY ELVIS!!!


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