Is this guy for real? Does he regularly eat big steaming bowls of stupid for breakfast?
That's what I've been asking myself for the last day after reading about the verdict in the Vincent "Don Vito" Margera trial.
On Wednesday, Margera, 51, whose claim to fame is from the MTV show Viva La Bam (about his nephew Bam Margera) was found guilty of groping two underage girls (12 and 14 years old---and not the women pictured) at an autograph signing at a Colorado skate park.
"Big Boob," he said to the 12-year-old.
His attorney claimed that, "her client may have been obnoxious and vulgar but said he was acting according to the character that his fans loved and expected to see."
Oookay. I don't know on what planet I'd "love and expect" to see a slovenly old creep grab little girl titties, but maybe that's just me.
He's also charged with 12 counts in breaking conditions of his bail, which will be heard in court in December. 12 counts? Wonder what he did? Offer a 10-year old a bite of his salami sandwich?
After the verdicts were read, Margera threw himself on the floor and flailed around, knocking down his attorney in the process.
"Jesus! I can't spend the rest of my f------ life in jail! Just f------ kill me now!"
"I can't stand up! My legs! My legs! I can't move," he yelled as deputies tried to calm and subdue him.
"I didn't f------ do nothing. You can rot in f------ hell!"
"I can't move. I can't move," he shouted as deputies surrounded him and the astonished jury looked on.
"I can't get up!" Margera said. "My legs are broke! Help me. Help me!"
It took four deputies to carry him out of the courtroom. All the evidence that was left of the scuffle was a lonely little Hershey bar on the floor.
At the initial incident:
"When two female police officers arrived at the mall parking lot to arrest him, Margera called them "psycho lesbian b------" and thought he was being "punked."
During the arrest, Margera claimed his arm had been broken, prompting a visit to an emergency room. He was cleared and taken back to the police station, only to be returned to the emergency room when he complained he couldn't breathe and was having a heart attack."
I've never seen the TV show that he was on---in fact my original interest was piqued when the incident occurred simply because it happened in the neighborhood where I grew up---but it makes a person wonder.
Is that guy so clueless and histrionic in real life? Was the whole incident a part of his "schtick"? In a world where 4-year-olds get suspended from school for kissing other 4-year-olds, did he think that it was ok for his "character" to grab the breasts, butts and thighs of young girls?
Stupid or creepy, take your pick, I guess. His family must be so proud.