(Props to fox6now.com for the story, and props to CagePotato reader Jason Seward for the tip.)
On Wednesday, Milwaukee news stations were reporting that Anthony Pettis had been apprehended by police after he was seen at a press conference on television. Pettis had been wanted for several pending charges, ranging from carrying a concealed weapon to getting involved in a high-speed chase with a police officer.
So why weren’t MMA sites all over the news? Because it wasn’t Anthony Pettis, lightweight title contender, but rather, Anthony Pettis, a younger, fatter nobody who also resides in Milwaukee. Yeah, turns out that guy was on tv to talk about, well, you’ll see.
It’s a damn slow news day, and the story itself is worth a quick read, so check it out after the jump, courtesy of FOX6 Now:
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Anthony Pettis had been wanted by police for almost three months before they finally spotted him during a press conference on television.
Pettis made a public appearance in front of FOX6 cameras to discuss why he is suing the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee police officers, claiming he was a victim of illegal cavity searches. One officer is already serving more than two years in prison for the illegal searches. Another has plead guilty and two more officers are awaiting trial.
Court records show Pettis has several pending charges including a high speed chase with a police officer, resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and bail jumping. Another man claims Pettis robbed him at gunpoint.
Just a week after FOX6 News highlighted Pettis’ civil suit, Milwaukee Police say they spotted the suspect at the Economy Inn on Appleton Ave. Pettis was apprehended along with a gun that was found hidden in a toilet and drugs stashed in a car.
Authorities say more charges could be on the way for Pettis, however the charges will not affect the civil suit against the City. Pettis is scheduled to appear in court next week.
Not sure I’d hold a press conference to share the gruesome details of an illegal cavity search – especially if I was wanted by police in the first place – but to each his own, I guess.