Police Looking Into Akon Incident At WSPK Event
June 6, 2007 at 7:08 AM (PT)
FISHKILL, NY police are looking for the KFEST concertgoer who on SUNDAY was plucked from the crowd by a security guard, directed toward headlining musician AKON and then hoisted by AKON on the singer’s shoulders and hurled back into the audience, reports THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL.
Detective. Lt. JOHN BERLINGIERI of the FISHKILL Police said talks have been held within the department regarding the possibility of questioning AKON about the incident, which occurred during PAMAL Top 40 WSPK (K-104.7)/POUGHKEEPSIE’s annual KFEST concert at DUTCHESS Stadium. "We’re trying to identify that kid, just to find out whether or not we have any kind of criminal offense," BERLINGIERI said. "We are looking to speak to him. No victim. No crime."
WSPK GM JASON FINKELBERG said, "Certainly, we’ll cooperate with anything they need from us." FINKELBERG said he and members of his staff discussed "the AKON issues, the history," prior to KFEST. "We did our due diligence. We talked to everyone we could find. We were comfortable with the show."