AC/DC Drummer Back In Custody After 'Fracas' With Trail Witness
December 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM (PT)
AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD was back in police custody again this morning after a strange "fracas" with a prosecution witness outside a NEW ZEALAND coffee shop, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD.
RUDD is out on bail after pleasing not guilty to both threatening to kill and drug possession charges.
He apparently had a "chance meeting" with one of the witnesses in his trial at the coffee shop, a violation of his bail conditions.
The witness, apparently a lot larger than the drummer, attracted the interest of bystanders when a scuffle broke out between the two.
"I thought the big guy was trying to abuse an old man," cafe owner LEO ROJAS told THE HERALD. "Then I realizsed it was th eold man trying to fight the big guy... trying to punch him."
Police arrived and handcuffed RUDD, who was not formally charged, but taken into custody. RUDD is still facing drug possession charges stemming from his NOVEMBER 6th arrest, and is scheduled for a case review on FEBRUARY 10th.
In a bizarre conclusion, RUDD returned to the scene of the kerfuffle to retrieve his wallet and other possessions, then warned customers to "never get involved with the MAFIA," it was reported by THE GUARDIAN.
The band plans on touring for their new COLUMBIA RECORDS album, "Rock or Bust," with or without RUDD, as ANGUS YOUNG recently told ROLLING STONE, "the drum situation is a question mark."