Wrestler's Steroid Dealer Busted—for Steroids

Actor had bit part in film
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2009 9:30 AM CST
In this image released by Fox Searchlight, Mickey Rourke is shown in a scene from "The Wrestler."   (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Niko Tavernise)

(Newser) – In a case of life imitating art, the actor who plays a steroid dealer in The Wrestler was busted for dealing steroids, the New York Daily News reports. Investigators had Scott Siegel under surveillance for steroid trafficking, and arrested him Wednesday night after a car chase that ended with Siegel smashing into five police cars. Authorities found 1,500 bottles of anabolic steroids and more than $100,000 in two homes.