Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quinton Rampage Jackson Arrested for Hit and Run


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Breaking news from Bloody Elbow.

Here the full scoop from TMZ.

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson got busted just minutes ago, and is currently in custody on the way to the clink, but not before he was ordering on the ground, cops nearby with guns drawn.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Rampage was in a car crash near Newport Beach (that's near Laguna Beach in the O.C.) and then split the scene. Cops gave chase and eventually caught up and charged him with felony hit and run and felony evading arrest.

Here's the deal about the dumbest hit and run ever. Notice the truck he tried evading police in -- the one with the giant picture of him plastered on the side!

We're told there could be additional charges. No word yet on whether Rampage resisted arrest.


Jackson, the driver of a lifted, gray pick-up truck left crashed cars, shredded tires and sparks in his wake this afternoon when he led police on a short pursuit from the southbound 55 freeway exit onto Newport Boulevard where he hit at least three cars, police said.

The driver hit two cars at 19th Street and Newport Boulevard, then drove away at about 1:13 p.m., Lt. Paul Dondero said. A Costa Mesa police officer saw the driver southbound approaching 17th Street and tried to pull him over, police said. There, he hit at least one more car before continuing to run, now heading south toward the Balboa Peninsula, Dondero said. Some time after that, the truck blew a tire but continued to drive on its rims, Dondero said.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF Rampage? I'm very dissapointed.

RawkOut1 said...

Holy shit if this is true

illybang said...

HOLY FUCKIN SHIT! WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING RAMPAGE!!???

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't freakin' believe it. What a huge let down!

Rampage had really become an icon after winning the title and being on The Ultimate Fighter show. I know several people who didn't like Rampage until they saw the human side of him on the show, and it just doesn't mesh with the Rampage we all got to know.

I am just stunned...

Anonymous said...

WTF he must have been hangin with Jesse Taylor. Bad move!!!!!!!

forniagland said...

That's tough. Heal well Quinton

Anonymous said...

Young, gifted, and black.

Anonymous said...

see what happens when u rob somone of their tittle

MMA Wallpapers SF said...

just read this on mania too

wow.

Anonymous said...

apparently he had to drop jesse of at the bar first.

Anonymous said...

apparently he had to drop jesse of at the bar first.

Son of Rea said...

I guess you could say he went on a Rampage.

It's all our fault for encouraging violent behavior and calling him by an unfriendly nickname.

If he had been nicknamed Quintin "Fluffy" Jackson, this never would have happened.

Anonymous said...

Clearly he ran for a reason... not just because he got into a fender bender.. My guess, he was either stoned, drunk or both. Comon sense tell me with the money this guy makes he aint too worried about trading paint on the highway. But only time will tell.

Also very disapointing, this type of story is exactly what the people who hate the sport are goin to use.

Anonymous said...

Big deal
Chew tabaco and shut up, uglies.

Anonymous said...

give me a fucking break! I honestly cant beleive this shit. Damn. Were not getting the whole story, this cant be.

Rhett said...

Being a big time international star, an ambassador of mma, you would think he would try to use common sense when in public.

With Dana White being big time on helping to promote the SPORT (not only his company), I wonder how this will affect Rampage's standings within the UFC, and within the MMA sport?

Nolimit4show said...

Well, I was watching the interview, obviously he has been in a mess of thoughts and a little depressed after the fight...but after the loss and this, he can only make a turn for the better which i was hoping after the loss this would happen.

Guarantee he will come back, and after the next fight he wins will apologize to all his fans and the people that looked up to him and that will be that.

Deep Thought 559 said...

This is great 4 Rampage! Once he deals with all the little bullshit with the courts, celebrity junctions, and the menacing questions he'll just bounce right back and it'll give him more leverage and should add more pressure on him to do better! BALEEDAT!

Anonymous said...

black and dumb