David Matthews & Arrowsmith Arrested

After Dave Matthews Band spent Friday and Saturday night rocking out at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the weekend was wrapped up with dozens of arrests, including a fellow with a familiar name – none other than a Mr. David Matthews.

OK, fine, so it wasn’t exactly the Grammy Award-winning musician. But seriously, how does a David Matthews get arrested at a Dave Matthews Band concert?! Maybe this imposter Dave is just out to give the singer/songwriter/guitarist a bad name.

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NBC "Today" show, New York

The Times Union reported that State Park Police arrested 18-year-old David Matthews at 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Matthews is accused of forcibly touching and groping a 20-year-old woman near the Hall of Springs outside SPAC Saturday at 9:30 p.m., according to City Court records. The woman told police he sexually abused her.

Matthews is being held in Saratoga County jail and faces a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse. He appeared in City Court on Tuesday, along with another arrested ticketholder, and both cases were adjourned.

There were 34 fans arrested Friday and Saturday at SPAC with at least half the arrests involving charges of possessing marijuana or drugs. Officers also wrote 58 tickets, of which at least 37 were alcohol-related.

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo.

On Tuesday, an Aerosmith show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., resulted in 16 arrests, including an arrest written up under the name Arrowsmith.

A 20-year-old man named LaRobert Arrowsmith was arrested Tuesday for possession of alcohol under age 21, according to the Enterprise News of Brockton, Mass., which recently published the names of those arrested at recent concerts in nearby Mansfield June 14 and 16.

Arrowsmith at an Aerosmith concert, huh?! You can’t make this stuff up.

Click here for the Times Union story.

Click here for the Enterprise News story.