[ Editor’s note: This post has been republished from an earlier date.]
Last week saw the arrest of Fox News anchor
, who was on leave from the network for “personal reasons” when he Gregg Jarrett started “acting very intoxicated” at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar. According to the police report, Jarrett was in Minnesota attending a rehab facility alcohol and drug addiction. Jarrett’s mugshot revealed a face unlike the one seen on Fox News for the past several years.
In light of this news, below is a look back at some of the most remarkable mugshots from prominent media figures over the last several decades, far too many of whom were arrested in Florida.
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Fox News anchor
was not looking like his on camera self when he was arrested for being publicly intoxicated at a Minnesota airport. Gregg Jarrett
was covering the Bush-Gore election recount in Florida in 2000 when he was arrested for aggravated battery with a motor vehicle after arguing with another reporter over a parking space. Shepard Smith
was arrested in Miami, Florida in 1971 and charged with grand larceny. Ultimately the judge threw out the charge because the statute of limitations had run out. Larry King
was Rush Limbaugh arrested for violating Florida’s “doctor shopping” laws in an alleged attempt to get multiple doctors to write him overlapping prescriptions. He eventually pleaded not guilty and reached a settlement three years later. Limbaugh's mugshot has the unique distinction of being possibly the best photo ever taken of the radio host.
Albuquerque police snapped this mug shot of Microsoft founder
Bill Gates in 1977 after he allegedly ran a stop sign and was found to be driving without a license in what from now on must be known as Gates' "Breaking Bad" moment.
Former NBA all-star and current commentator on everything from
race to marijuana Charles Barkley has been arrested several times of the past 20 years. This most recent sweaty mugshot came in 2008, when Barkely was detained in Arizona on a DUI charge.
This defiant mugshot of
Jane Fonda was taken at the height of the actress' Vietnam War opposition in 1970. She allegedly kicked a police officer during a scuffle at the Cleveland airport over a large amount of pills she had in her possession.
Al Michaels was arrested just last year at a DUI checkpoint in California after he made an illegal U-turn and registered a 0.08 blood alcohol level when he was pulled over.
This photo of civil rights leader
Jesse Jackson was taken in 1999 after he was arrested for participating in an demonstration at an Illinois high school. Jackson was charged with criminal trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor when he protested on behalf of six students students who were expelled for fighting.
very public mental breakdown began in earnest, Charlie Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colorado in 2009 on domestic violence charges against his then-wife Brooke Mueller. His mug shot failed to predict just how crazy things would get over the next few years.
sister site The Braiser reported this past July, Iron Chef Cat Cora was arrested on a DUI charge and looked "surprisingly well put-together" in her mugshot.
Long before he became America's
unofficial ambassador to North Korea, Dennis Rodman was arrested twice in the span of two years. First, he was charged with assaulting his wife at the time, Carmen Electra, in (where else?) Miami Beach in 1999. The next year, when this mugshot was taken, he arrested in California and charged with driving while intoxicated. And, just this week, he checked himself into rehab for an alcohol problem.
...And The Rest
There are many more media figures who have been arrested over the years and have some how managed to keep their mugshots from falling into the media's eager hands. For example...
Veteran ABC News reporter was Sam Donaldson arrested on a DUI charge in December 2012 after the 78-year-old drove his car onto the shoulder of the road.
In August 2012, Deadline Hollywood owner Jay Penske was arrested along with his brother Mark for allegedly trying to break into a Nantucket Yacht Club house.
And, back in 2008, CNN International reporter Richard Quest was put under arrest on a misdemeanor drug charge in New York after he was found by police in Central Park at 3:40am and reportedly told them, “I have meth in my pocket."
[Mugshot photos via
The Smoking Gun]
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