Jake Owen likes to have a good time. Sometimes, that gets the country singer into trouble. After a particularly raucous Cinco de Mayo party earlier this month, Owen ended up at a Steak 'N Shake restaurant. Owen admits that he was intoxicated and he walked into the restaurant wearing a mask. On the event, Jake Owen says:
"It was just a huge misunderstanding...I was with my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, all my nieces and nephews. We were just at a show. We all rode my tour bus to the Steak 'N Shake. I looked at my bus driver and was like, 'Hey, watch this. I have this old man mask, it's pretty funny.' I didn't know there was a law that you're not allowed to go into a public establishment with a mask on...I could understand [the suspicion] if I got out of like a getaway van or something. But I got out of a tour bus!"
Owen was not officially arrested or charged with a crime. He did have some choice words for the officers. Owen tweeted, "You give a guy a gun and a badge and he thinks he's John Wayne." Owen has deleted that tweet and apologized. On the Vero Beach police he says, "they're awesome, they're great."
This is not the first time a country star has had an awkward run-in with the law. In 2000, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested following a concert in Buffalo, New York. Chesney reportedly stole a police officer's horse and McGraw reportedly attacked deputies as Chesney was removed from the horse. The country stars were later acquitted of the charges. When the two stars co-headline a show at Bank of America Stadium on June 24, their opening act will be Jake Owen.