Honey Boo Boo star “Crazy” Tony Lindsey was arrested after allegedly causing havoc on a Georgia highway while wearing a gorilla suit. Lindsey is little Honey Boo Boo’s cousin.
A police report obtained by TMZ indicates that Crazy Tony was driving on Highway 20 around 11 pm. Deputy Joe Rozier allegedly indicated that Lindsey was spotted attempting to carry out a potentially dangerous prank. According to TMZ, Deputy Rozier had this to say about the incident with the Honey BooBoo cast member:
“I observed a white male dressed in a gorilla suit acting as if he was going to jump into my lane of travel. I swerved into the left lane to avoid an accident with the person.”
When the Georgia deputy stopped his cruise, grabbed a flashlight, and went looking for answers to the strange sighting, he saw a few white males run up a ditch and into the woods. When the clever law enforcement offer yelled that we was going to set loose his K-9 officer, Crazy Tony and his crew allegedly indicated there was no need and walked back to the roadway.
A group of five adults and two children finally made their way back to Deputy Rozier. After some discussion the group confessed to stashing the gorilla suit in the woods. Once the costume was recovered, the Georgia deputy arrested all of the grown-ups for reckless conduct and gave them a ride to jail.
The pranksters were booked on reckless conduct charges; the gorilla suit was kept as evidence. Not surprisingly, the police offices believe alcohol was a factor in the highway gorilla sighting incident. If booze was involved with the arrest of the Honey Boo Boo star and others in the group, additional charges could possibly be levied since children were involved. Child endangerment charges should not be too far of a stretch for an incident, which reportedly involved adults under the influence taking kids out for a nearly midnight prank on a Georgia highway.
Crazy Tony Lindsey and the other men have reportedly been released from jail. There has not yet been a comment from the Honey Boo Boo show on the cast member arrest.