Rocker accuses fan of stealing his house during mid-set meltdown

Rocker Wes Scantlin stormed off stage during an Ohio show after accusing a fan of stealing his house.
Rocker Wes Scantlin stormed off stage during an Ohio show after accusing a fan of stealing his house.

As far as mid-set meltdowns by rock stars go, this might be the oddest yet.

Footage has emerged of Wes Scantlin, the troubled front man for rock act Puddle of Mudd, ending a show at Ohio's Adelphia Music Hall after accusing a fan of stealing his house.

The video, posted on Facebook, shows Scantlin pointing at a fan in the front row, accusing him of "stealing my house and figuring I'm a f****** joke".

"Get his ass on camera," he yells, ranting and pointing at the fan. "This is the dog. Right here. This guy stole my f****** house."

Scantlin then tossed his microphone over his shoulder, picked up his leather jacket and ended the show.

Watch the video below (warning: explicit language):

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Posted by Jerry Alan Cantwell on Saturday, January 30, 2016

The venue later apologised to fans, saying it was "beyond our control" and offered free tickets to their next show.

Scantlin was arrested earlier this year after vandalising a house he lost due to foreclosure.

Puddle of Mudd had a series of chart-troubling songs in the early 2000s with their grunge-lite rock songs backed by Scantlin's gravelly voice.

- nzherald.co.nz

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