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John Popper Arrested Just Before Having the Time of His Life

SPOKANE – Tuesday night, Washington State Police stopped a vehicle traveling over 100 mph and wreaking of barbecue sauce. Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested on his way to what we at the DCN would call “Saturday.”

Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said. A police dog searched the vehicle, finding numerous hidden compartments containing four rifles, nine handguns and a switchblade knife. The police dog also found two other police officers who oddly enough were also searching the vehicle. Police say Popper was wearing a vest containing 900 harmonicas.

“He looked like a fat hippie suicide bomber with that stupid vest on.”

When asked why he needed 900 harmonicas, Popper replied that he usually eats at least 300 harmonicas during each show. Among the other things in the car were a Taser and night vision goggles. Popper and the driver were taken to jail shortly after both officers got migraines from wearing the night vision goggles and trying to sneak up on each other. The headaches were so bad that they had to let the K-9 officer “GFB” (Go For the Balls) drive back to the station.

The vehicle also had flashing emergency headlights, a siren, a public address system, and a horn that played Dixie, the Patrol said.

“Popper indicated to troopers that he had installed these items in his vehicle because (in the event of a natural disaster) he didn’t want to be left behind with a bunch of crazy black people breaking into Walmarts and shooting at the rescue helicopters,” the Patrol said in a news release. Come on Popper… Like that would ever happen in real life!

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