Artistic License? Actor Takes Police On Car Chase After Saying He Would Turn Himself In After Performance

Sheboygan driver, David Neese had a novel defense (and even more novel solution) to being arrested this month on suspicion of theft: he is an actor and would have to perform before surrendering.  Neese, 61, proceeded to speed away from police, who clearly did not appreciate a claim of artistic license. He was charged with felony attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and misdemeanor resisting an officer.

Neese was originally pulled over for a busted headlight but then identified as being wanted for theft. Things then went from bad to worse as Neese explained that an arrest at the moment would not be convenient given his expected performance on Sunday.

The car chase was a hardly anything out of Hollywood, but enough to generate added charges.  Ultimately, road spikes were used to puncture his tire.

 

The Calumet County Community Theatre  had Neese in the cast of  “Noises Off” which is described as a “hilarious play about a play, along with all the backstage mischief that ensues.”  Perhaps Neese is a method actor.

When Neese is not on stage or in car pursuits, he is a District Sales Manager at The Sheboygan Press.

There was a time when being a Thespian meant something.

 

 

13 thoughts on “Artistic License? Actor Takes Police On Car Chase After Saying He Would Turn Himself In After Performance”

  1. I have seen “Noises Off” and it has no car chases. However, it is infamous for injuring actors. There is a movie but it not as funny as the play. I hope he had a stand-in.

  2. In a similar vein, in the movie “Some Like It Hot,” Daphne (Jack Lemmon) and Josephine (Tony Curtis) claim to have graduated from “The Sheboygan Conservatory.”

  3. OK, the story is kind of confusing, to me. What Neese told the cops was that he could not be arrested right then, because he was in a show, and he had to get to it.

    The way it reads with the passive voice is, “arrested this month on suspicion of theft: he is an actor and would have to perform before surrendering”, is kind of like, he had to pull a Vinnie Diesel Fast and Furious routine before he was arrested.

    Was this just me??? Anyway,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtAlzo_pqys

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. “When Neese is not on stage or in car pursuits, he is a District Sales Manager at The Sheboygan Press.”

    The website of The Sheboygan Press shows it mainly covers high school sports. That sounds like a good business model for small town newspapers. Major newspapers like NYT and WaPo are propaganda organs
    for the Deep State and the international plutocracy. Here’s a book in French that will explain that latter point for you (based on an English-language review I read):
    https://www.amazon.fr/Droite-gauche-cest-fini-moment-populiste/dp/2363711866

    I

  5. Running on empty(headedness). Jackson brown would be proud.

    “Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
    I don’t know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels”

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