Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick urges the police of the Manlius Police Department to reopen a case against Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Davidson was pulled over by Manlius Police in Fayetteville, NY, last summer while in the Central New York movie "Big Time Adolescence" at Liverpool, NY-based production company American High. While promoting the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the 25-year-old actor and comedian accused the police of targeting him.
"It sucked … The whole city of Syracuse is blowing," Davidson Variety said in an interview Monday. "To be honest, they just found out I was there and tried to arrest me all the time … There's nothing going on there so they chased me all the time."
Davidson was not accused, but his passenger and friend, fellow actor Joseph "Joey" Gay Jr., was charged with a violation of illegal possession of marijuana and a fourth offense for possession of concentrated cannabis. Joey Gay pleaded guilty to illegal possession of marijuana earlier this month in a prosecution, he paid $ 225 in cash in order to settle the case.
Cities Manlius Police Capt. Kevin Schafer said the officers did not target anyone: "When we stop a vehicle, we do not know who is in it."
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Fitzpatrick now proposes that Manlius Police resume cse against Davidson for the unspecified vehicle and traffic crash.
"I just heard Pete Davidson's comments," Fitzpatrick told CNYCentral on Tuesday. "Not surprisingly, it was the first time I had ever heard of Pete Davidson, and he does not seem to like Syracuse. So I made a little background check on him and I honestly would like to take tourist advice from him as I would get marriage advice from OJ Simpson … "
" But I would ask the Manlius police to look at the charges brought against Davidson and see if they can't be reopened. And then we'll see how much he really likes Syracuse. "
" Get Classic, Syracuse ", DA added, refers to former "SNL" star Will Ferrell's movie "Anchorman."
Captain. Schafer was not immediately available to comment on whether the case against Davidson would be reopened or what charges he could face.
Davidson suggested he was targeted at CNY because of his celebrity status. He was often seen publicly in film recordings, including at Destiny USA with superstar singer Ariana Grande (his fiancee) and local restaurants such as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Funk's Waffles. Davidson and Gay also performed on a charity comedy show at the former A.V. Zogg Middle School in Liverpool, now home to filmmaker Jeremy Garelick's Syracuse Studios and film school.
Davidson has since repeatedly criticized Syracuse and calls the city "trash can" in a Howard Stern interview in the fall and doubled on his despised Monday.
"They tried to arrest me for bringing business to your city. Never again, Syracuse," Davidson told Variety Monday as he turned a middle finger to the camera.
Pete Davidson blasts Syracuse again and claims the police targeted him
"Big Time Adolescence", which drove Davidson as a college dropout destroying a 16-year-old virgin ("American Vandal" player Griffin Gluck) a growth hormone deficiency, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival Monday night. The Garelick-produced film, written and directed by Jason Orley, is also stars Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men"), Colson Baker (also known as rapper Machine Gun Kelly), Sydney Sweeney ("The Tailor & # 39; s Speech "), Thomas Barbusca (" The Mick ") and Oona Lawrence (" Petes Dragon ").
Garelick apologized on behalf of Davidson at the Syracuse International Film Festival in October.
"He didn't mean it," said Garelick, explaining that Davidson was trying to be fun.
Davidson is a standup comedian who was one of the youngest cast members ever on "Saturday Night Live" when he joined 2014. Five years later he is still a selected cast member at "SNL" and has appeared in movies and television shows such as "Trainwreck", "Set It Up", "What Men Want", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and MTV's "Guy Code."
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