Sig Hansen, star of The Deadliest Catch, was arrested at a Shoreline residence after a payment dispute with an Uber driver early this morning, The Seattle Times reports. Hansen is currently jailed on charges of assault and property damage, according to King County jail records.
The crab boat captain and two other people attempted to pay for their ride in cash around 2 a.m., Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson told the Times.
“When the driver told them that Uber doesn’t work that way, they can’t pay with cash, the suspect became insistent,” he said.
After the driver refused to take the group to its destination, and dropped them off in the 5800 block of 20th Avenue Northwest, Hansen, who appeared drunk, got out and kicked the car, Jamieson said.
“He apparently kicked the car, putting a dent in it,” Jamieson said. “The driver drove away and called police.”
During the dispute, “There was also an allegation that somebody in the party spat on the driver,” Jamieson said.