WMMS Morning Host Rover Lands In Jail
Back On Air This Morning
July 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
CCM+E Rocker WMMS/CLEVELAND morning host ROVER of "ROVER's Morning Glory" was arrested on FRIDAY, JULY 5th, after a confrontation with an off-duty CLEVELAND police officer. ROVER (real name SHANE FRENCH), along with show partner MICHAEL "CHOCOLATE CHARLIE" TOOMEY, were arrested for resisting arrest and for having prohibited fireworks.
WKYC-TV/CLEVELAND reports, "an officer heard the fireworks coming from FRENCH's boat and asked him to stop. ROVER and TOOMEY were reported to be highly intoxicated and refused. That's when they started shooting fireworks at the officer, almost hitting him."
The station notes, "FRENCH grabed the officer both hands after the officer identified himself. The men then got into a shoving match with the officer as he stated he was a CLEVELAND police officer, showing his badge."
ROVER was still in jail on SATURDAY when a judge set a $5000 bond, but returned to host this morning's show -- spending plenty of time discussing his experience in jail..