Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Responds to Vandalism Arrest
Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin spoke briefly with TMZ (seen above) after being released from the police station following his arrest for allegedly vandalizing his neighbor's property. The vocalist had allegedly used a buzz saw and a sledgehammer to settle his differences with his neighbor as they were arguing over a wall that separated their houses.
Scantlin told TMZ, "My neighbor vandalized my house so I had to take action." When asked about the buzz saw, he stated, "It's called a sledgehammer dude," as he ducked into a car to drive away.
Reports stated that Scantlin had attempted to destroy his neighbor's patio using a buzz saw and then took a sledgehammer to the cinder wall that separated their property. The singer and his neighbor, Russian electro-pop artist Sasha Gradiva, had allegedly been bickering over the placement of the wall, which Scantlin argued had infringed on his property line.
"He gets really creative with his ideas to annoy me," said Gradiva to the Hollywood Reporter, claiming that this wasn't the first instance of trouble between the pair. "He put a huge flag on the border of my wall. On my side, it had the name of his band. On the other it was an American flag. So whoever would look at it from the street would just see an American flag and from windows, I just see a big flag with 'Puddle of Mudd' written on it."
Gradiva is reportedly seeking a restraining order against Scantlin after this latest fracas.