Jim Neidhart Arrested & Charged With Six Felonies Posted on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:51 am
Former WWE performer James Henry Neidhart, 55, (a/k/a Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, two counts of trafficking illegal drugs, one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and one count of third degree grand theft for property stolen between $300 and $5,000.
The father of WWE Diva Natalya was arrestedat 2:50 p.m. after deputies were alerted to him being loud and unruly as he was pumping gas at the A.J. Food Market, located at 9806 Tom Folsom Road. He was seen opening pill bottles located in the trunk of his silver Pontiac Sunfire, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s arrest report.
When authorities arrived to the scene, he was agitated and aggressive. He was observed “ingesting multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle,” the sheriff’s office arrest report states.
Neidhart is currently being held without bond pending his first appearance before a judge.
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When authorities arrived to the scene, he was agitated and aggressive. He was observed “ingesting multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle,” "furiously stroking his goatee while laughing like a mad man," the sheriff’s office arrest report states.
I saw this one pop up last night - while serious, I don't think it's quite what it sounds like in the linked story.
My take on it (and there's a Tampa Tribune story I don't care to look up again) is that first of all, while it's a sh*t-load of drugs, it likely falls under "wrestler's personal stash" levels of only appearing like intent to distribute. The burglary and grand theft charges are because he broke into the home of someone he knew and grabbed her prescription supplies, not like he busted into a drug chain pharmacy.
(Not that it's cool to break into your neighbor's house - but it sure sounds more like a guy needing a rehab program rather than a guy needing locked away for 10 years.)
Slightly related - I wonder how long it took for someone to suggest that the company (candidate) should distance themselves from the connection.. (Natalya). Not saying they will, but you have to figure it's been brought up in conversation.
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thanks a lot BucsFan, youve made me into a person of interest for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
According to 1wrestling, through 411, the WWE has signed Ryan "Keiji" Sakoda and Jimmy Yang, with the intent to use them in a "Japanese Mafia" gimmick. It's a pity they didn't save Gail Kim to play Gogo.