Uh oh, it’s official! Chumlee from ‘Pawn Stars’ is now a jailbird, as Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have released his mug shot following his arrest on drug and weapons charges after a raid on his house.
This is probably one photo Chumlee, 33, — real name Austin Russell — never wanted to have taken, as his new mug shot has been splashed all over the internet following his drug and guns arrest March 9. The Pawn Stars cast member looks pretty stunned in the photo, and he probably didn’t see the raid of his house coming as police swooped in and served a search warrant in a sexual assault case. Read on for more details about Chumlee’s dramatic day.
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In the booking photo, Chumlee is staring directly into the camera, looking somewhat dazed about how his day took a really bad turn! He’s wearing a white T-shirt and has his hair pulled back into a ponytail. But that bearded face of his is one that we definitely recognize not only from his reality show, but from billboards, novelty items and shirts with his one of a kind mug on it! Do you think his girlfriend will wear a shirt with his mug on it?
Apparently the reality star has been on the police’s radar as a person of interest in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. As a result, a team of officers raided Chumlee’s Las Vegas home and did a massive search of the place. While they didn’t take him in to custody for anything involved in the initial case, they found several guns, methamphetamine and marijuana so he was taken off to the Clark County Detention Center for booking on possession charges.
After news of Chumlee’s arrest broke, the internet turned out some crazy mean tweets about the guy, with a lot of fans not surprised about what went down with his arrest. Check out his best moments on Pawn Stars now.
HollywoodLifers, where do you stand on this? Are you shocked about word that Chumlee was arrested?