'Boneheaded Move' Gets Deadliest Catch Star Arrested

Sig Hansen allegedly spit on Uber driver, kicked car
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2017 11:26 AM CDT
Sig Hansen in Los Angeles in 2011.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

(Newser) Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen is apologizing after what he calls a "boneheaded move" got him arrested in Seattle early Thursday. According to police, the 51-year-old spit on an Uber driver who refused to accept cash for a ride that had been canceled midway through; the driver asked Hansen to re-request the ride so payment could be made and explained he couldn't take cash. The driver pulled over, allowing Hansen, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law to exit. Upon leaving the car, Hansen allegedly kicked his vehicle, leaving a dent. This all happened shortly after 2am.

The police report states "several droplets of apparently fresh-looking saliva" were observed on the rear of the driver's headrest, and "the driver wiped what appeared to be fluid off the right side of his head as we spoke." Hansen, whom police found "obviously intoxicated" at his Shoreline home, per the Seattle Times, was booked into jail on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and property destruction around 4am. After posting a $2,000 bail, he issued a statement reading in part, "I am terribly sorry for my behavior and am very embarrassed by it." (Hansen once had a heart attack at sea.)

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