A Tampa FOX affiliate reports that retired pro-wrestler Richard “Dirty Dick” Slater was arrested this morning by Pinellas Park, Florida police.
The 61-year-old Tampa Robinson High School product was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $2,026. Slater was arrested by Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies on a petit theft charge on February 5th. He was scheduled to appear in court on February 25th but failed to show up so a warrant was issued for his arrest. If you’re interested, you can click here to view his mugshot photo.
Slater fell on hard times after a series of back injuries forced him to retire from the squared circle in 2003. A year later he was convicted of stabbing an ex-girlfriend and was sentenced to one year of house arrest and two years of probation. He blamed the incident on his use of pain killers.
Sunday’s arrest is Slater’s fifth in Pinellas County since 2007.