'Tom The Treeman' Could Lose Park Job Over Bubba The Love Sponge Video
June 5, 2007 at 2:02 PM (PT)
THOMAS PARMENTIER, known to SIRIUS host BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE's audience as "TOM THE TREEMAN," is in jeopardy of losing his job of nine years with the CITY OF PINELLAS PARK in FLORIDA because of a controversial video he made with BUBBA that shows him being shot with a paintball gun, among other torture. The video is available on BUBBA's website.
Despite acknowledging that PARMENTIER filmed the video on his time off, used a fake name and did nothing illegal, city officials say his appearance in the video violates the city's code of conduct policy. "They sign a statement saying that they will uphold a certain professional demeanor on and off the job," said one official.
PARMENTIER was given a five-day paid suspension after a park employee complained to a supervisor. A termination hearing is set for THURSDAY (6/7).