Pat Boone Is a Wanted Man

Arrest warrant issued after he fails to show up in court

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2014 10:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Singer, Tea Party activist, and birther Pat Boone can add one more title to his long list: wanted man. There's a warrant out for the 79-year-old after he was subpoenaed to appear in court and failed to show up, TMZ reports. It all relates to a luxury cruise ship's condos, the San Jose Mercury News explains. Investors ended up suing the company building the ship, and the company lost; it was ordered to pay $800,000 in legal costs but allegedly never did, so now the investors are going after people who purchased the condos—including, in TMZ's telling, Boone, hence the court appearance.

But Boone says he was nothing more than a celebrity spokesman for the would-be ship, and he doesn't seem too concerned about the whole thing, saying he does plan to get himself to court and telling TMZ, "Is this the way Lindsay Lohan and Robert Downey got so famous?"

Singer Pat Boone arrives at a surprise birthday party for television personality Larry King at Dodgers Stadium on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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