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Paul Simon Arrested for Disorderly Conduct (UPDATED)

Paul Simon and his wife were charged with disorderly conduct Saturday night, a charge initially misreported as domestic violence.

New Canaan police say they were called to Simon’s house at around eight in the evening on Saturday, where they arrested Simon and wife Edie Brickell following reports of a disturbance. Officials did not disclose any further details about the incident.

Simon and Brickell were expected to be arraigned Monday morning.

Whether this is part of a larger spree of older white musicians and violence that is endemic to the culture remains to be seen. Just to be sure, we should confiscate all the acoustic guitars.

Update — Apr. 28, 2:18 p.m. ET: Simon said he and Brickell had “an argument,” and a judge declined to issue a protective order for the couple, saying the two were not a threat to each other.

“We’re going to go back home and watch our son play baseball,” Simon said following the arraignment. “This argument was very atypical of us, and I don’t feel I need to be protected from her.”

Simon and Brickell were charged with a misdemeanor and not detained at the police station. Thus you are denied your Paul Simon mugshot.

[h/t New Canaan Advertiser]
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