Mick Jagger Got Arrested in Rhode Island Today in 1972 [MUGSHOT]
Now this is how you do a mugshot. Just look at Mick Jagger’s face here. He knows he’s the man. So cool you can’t stand it.
The best thing about this mugshot is that it happened in New England. It was on this day in 1972 that the Rolling Stones kicked off a two-night stay at the Boston Garden, but not before their plane got diverted to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.
It was at the airport where Jagger, Keith Richards and three others apparently attacked a photographer (probably a paparazzo) and “obstructed” a police officer.
Here’s what the AP crime report said at the time:
Earlier, Commander William Radican of the Warwick police said two of the rock group “assaulted a photographer at Green Airport and later interfered with a police officer in the line of duty.”
So for whatever reason, the Stones were belligerent at that particular time. There’s probably about a 100% chance they had been drinking and they must not have been happy about their flight being diverted to Warwick. Jagger got arrested for “obstruction of a police officer” while Richards got slapped with “simple assault”.
Mayor Kevin White addressed the Boston Garden crowd that night on the heels of the arrest, and proclaimed “I called and got them out…and they’re on their way.”
The show indeed took place, as well as the second night. Basically everyone ended up happy!