Matthew McConaughey Reveals 40 Neighbors Witnessed His Naked Bongo Arrest

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Actor Matthew McConaughey recounted the notorious second when he was arrested whereas bare and taking part in bongos. He wasn’t alone, however in actual fact, the event was witnessed by 40 of his neighbors.

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McConaughey provided an enlightening peek at what actually occurred throughout the fabled 1999 arrest in his memoir, “Greenlights.” McConaughey was arrested “on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting transportation” the Associated Press reported.

The police had been referred to as when somebody reported a “disturbance” on the actor’s residence. That’s when officers discovered McConaughey “dancing naked and playing the bongo drums.”

McConaughey’s assertion after he was launched was utterly on-brand. “I don’t want to rent a place there, but it was a nice stay for a night,” he mentioned, the AP reported.

Matthew McConaughey mentioned he was simply vibing at residence

McConaughey shared that he merely needed to jam at residence and calm down. “[I] just wanted to smoke a bowl and listen to the beautiful African melodic beats of Henri Dikongué play through my home speakers… It was time for a jam session,” he wrote in his ebook.

“What I didn’t know was that whereas I used to be banging away in my bliss, two Austin policemen additionally thought it was time to barge into my home unannounced, wrestle me to the bottom with nightsticks, handcuff me and pin me to the ground,” he continued.

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McConaughey remembers the cop being pompous as he was being arrested. “’Ohhh, looky who we got here,’ the ’roided-up cop with a crew cut, who looked like a Nebraska Cornhusker himself, said as he read the driver’s license he picked up off my coffee table,” he recalled in his ebook.

“Then he picked up the bong. ‘And looky what we got here Mr. McConaughey, you are under arrest for disturbing the peace, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest,’ he proudly stated while squatting atop me, knee in my back.”

Matthew McConaughey’s plan goes bell up

With the cop on his again, McConaughey resisted arrest. “F*** you, motherf***er! You broke in my house! F***, yeah, I resisted!” he wrote. When the officers tried to cowl him up throughout the arrest, McConaughey wasn’t having it.

“’Ohhhh no!’ I barked,” he shared. “‘I’m not placing s**t on! My bare a** is proof I used to be mindin’ my very own business!’ They escorted me out of my home by the courtyard entry on the best way to the road. Still bare and reluctant to undergo the inevitability of my predicament, I received relative, and determined it could be a intelligent concept to run up the partitions left and proper of the gated passageway and do a somersault backflip over the Cornhusker cop who was guiding me from behind.” 

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His plan went south and he ended up getting slammed. “Before I’d taken three steps up the wall, the Cornhusker body-slammed me back down onto the brick footpath,” he wrote. And as he walked out of his residence he noticed “six lit-up cop cars and about 40 of my neighbors.”

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