Boasting To Springer About One-Night Stand Leads To Three Days In Jail

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man was sentenced to three days in jail for violating probation by leaving the state to appear on "The Jerry Springer Show." The Gaston Gazette reported Thursday that Richard Peterson's probation officer spotted him on the TV program taped in Connecticut. The 30-year-old man and his girlfriend got all-expenses-paid trip to appear on the show, where Peterson boasted about a one-night stand with a stripper.

A video clip shows Peterson running around the stage dodging swings from his girlfriend. While the couple fought, the stripper started twirling around a pole. The stripper and Peterson's girlfriend then turned on each other.

Peterson was on probation for possession of marijuana and resisting an officer. He was in the Lincoln County jail Thursday. A jail spokesman said Peterson had no listed attorney.

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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 28, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    He should have been allowed to leave. Just deny him the right to reenter North Carolina. It would be a good riddance.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry !!!!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Feb 26, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    People still watch that trashy show? I'm sure springer paid him well. Plus he gets free room and board and meals at the taxpayer's expense. What a life!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    Our justice system is a joke.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:12 AM
    Stupid is as stupid does...... :))
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    I have to laugh to keep from crying.........
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    Only in America

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