Everyone’s favorite bumbling employee of The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop may be pawning some of his own items…to pay for bail! Austin Russell (aka Chumlee) from History’s popular Pawn Stars reality show was arrested in Las Vegas earlier today after police raided his home as part of an alleged sexual assault investigation. But Chumlee isn’t currently behind bars at the Clark County Detention Center for sexual assault — it’s for guns and drugs found at his residence!
UPDATE – Here’s Chumlee’s mug shot photo:
According to TMZ, police were executing a search warrant in the sexual assault case when they discovered marijuana, meth, and weapons. According to online records, surety bail is set at $5,000 for the weapons charge and $3,000 for each of the drug charges. (For some reason, there is one weapons charge listed, and 19 drug charges — although each of the drug charges is identical?) Here is a screen cap of the weapons charge and the first drug charge listed:
It appears as though Chumlee’s next scheduled hearing is on Friday, March 11. It doesn’t look like he has been charged in connection with the sexual assault investigation.
Chumlee’s love of guns should come as no surprise to his fans, especially those that follow him on Instagram. Here is a photo of Chumlee proudly showing off a rifle and a video of him firing a pistol at a shooting range:
If you’re like me, there’s only one question here: what’s The Old Man Gonna say?! Here’s one of his famous quotes that sorta fits: “Kids don’t know how to play these days, and that’s what’s wrong with the damn world!”