Sig Hansen of The Deadliest Catch is in hot water once again after getting arrested after a confrontation with an Uber driver. KIRO7 shared the details about what happened with Sig and what landed him behind bars. Sig Hansen was arrested and booked into the King County Jail early Thursday on suspicion of assault and property destruction after he had an altercation with an Uber driver.
The Seattle Police Department revealed that an Uber driver picked Hansen up in Ballard after 2 a.m. He had two other people with him as well. They wanted to pay cash for their ride, but when using Uber paying with cash isn’t allowed. You can only use the app to pay and can’t hand over cash so that the app gets their cut of the ride as well. They got upset when they were told this by the Uber driver, and it sounds like this was when things went downhill.
Sig Hansen allegedly got out of the vehicle and kicked the rear of the vehicle after being told that paying in cash wouldn’t work. He also allegedly spat on the Uber driver. Hansen wasn’t arrested at the scene, though. Instead, he was later picked up at a home in Shoreline and then booked into the King County Jail. The driver did say that they appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the incident, but this has not been confirmed by officials at this time.
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Seattle Times shared a few more details about what happened with Sig Hansen last night when he had an altercation with an Uber driver. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson revealed what went down last night.
“Apparently there was a dispute about how this group of individuals would pay the driver. They tried to pay with cash, and when the driver told them that Uber doesn’t work that way, they can’t pay with cash, the suspect became insistent.”
It was explained that the Uber driver refused to take Sig Hansen and the other two guys to their destination and dropped them off in the 5800 block of 20th Avenue Northwest instead. It was reported that when Sig Hansen allegedly kicked the car he left a dent in it and the driver then drove off and called police about the incident. There is no word about how Sig and his two friends were able to get home after being left on the side of the road. As of Thursday morning, Sig Hansen was still in jail being held on a $2,000 bond. He will have an in-custody arraignment Friday morning at the jail, according to Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for the Seattle City Attorney’s office. It sounds like Sig won’t be going home for at least another night.
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Sig Hansen isn’t the only star of The Deadliest Catch to get in trouble lately. TMZ revealed that Jake Harris, who used to be on the show, is actually a wanted man right now. An arrest warrant was issued for Jake after he didn’t appear in court on felony drug possession charges. This was all from an incident last month where Jake ran off with his friend’s car and was later found with Xanax and crystal meth in his possession. Now a warrant has been issued for Jake’s arrest for not appearing in court. If Jake has been picked up, this has not been reported at this time.
Are you shocked to hear that Sig Hansen was arrested for suspicion of assault and property destruction? Do you think that this sounds like something he would do? Sound off in the comments section below, and don’t miss new episodes of The Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel. Maybe they will discuss some of this drama on the show.
Update: Sig Hansen went to his Facebook to apologize. He said, “Regarding the altercation last night, I am terribly sorry for my behavior and am very embarrassed by it. I owe a bunch of people apologies, first and foremost to our Uber driver, who was just trying to get us home safely. I hope I can make that apology in person. I have no excuse, and accept responsibility for my actions. I made a boneheaded move last night, and I am sorry.”
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