Musician stands accused of breaking into residence he recently lost in foreclosure, causing nearly $7,000 in damage
Wes Scantlin really has something to whine about now.
The Puddle of Mudd frontman has been slapped with a felony charge of vandalism for allegedly damaging a house in which he used to reside.
Scantlin has also been charged with misdemeanor trespassing, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday.
According to the DA’s office, Scantlin is accused of breaking into the residence, located on the 1500 block of Sunset Plaza Drive. Scantlin had recently lost the home in foreclosure.
Prosecutors allege that the singer broke a window in an effort to gain entry, but enlisted the aid of a locksmith to change the locks when that effort failed.
Scantlin also allegedly ripped an alarm system out of the wall, while other damage was found to a garage door and plumbing. In all, the damage totaled nearly $7,000.
The singer, known for the 2001 hit “Blurry,” was arrested after being found at the home on Jan. 9. He faces a maximum sentence of three years in county jail if convicted.
Prosecutors are recommending $20,000 bail for the singer, who is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday.
Scantlin recently made headlines for reportedly accusing an audience member of stealing his home during a Puddle of Mudd show, then abruptly storming off the stage.