"Honey Boo Boo" cousin Tony Lindsey arrested for stunt involving a gorilla suit
If you tend to believe that the cast members of TLC reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" are less than totally evolved, rejoice; this story might just confirm your suspicions.
"Crazy" Tony Lindsey — the cousin of "Honey Boo Boo"'s titular star Alana Thompson" — was arrested in Georgia earlier this week following a goofy, but dangerous, stunt involving a gorilla suit, TMZ reports.
A police report says that Lindsey was among a group of men arrested for reckless behavior after one of them, dressed in a gorilla suit, prepared to jump into a lane along Highway 20 at approximately 11 p.m. Unfortunately for the band of wrongheaded pranksters, Deputy Joe Rozier happened to be driving by as he was about to take the leap from the side of the road.
"I observed a white male dressed in a gorilla suit acting as if he was going to jump into my lane of travel. I swerved into the left lane to avoid an accident with the person," Rozier said in a police report.
Rozier took pursuit, and "observed several white males run up the embankment and into the woods," the report notes. After threatening to release his police dog, he heard a voice yell back, "You don't have to do that, we're coming back."
A group of five adults and two minors emerged — but with no gorilla suit. After a while, however, they admitted to hiding the suit in the woods.
It's not known if Lindsey was the one in gorilla suit, or if the stunt will be incorporated into an upcoming episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
A spokesperson for the show has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.