Wade Barrett Mugshot
The WWE Superstar now known as Wade Barrett, Stuart Bennett, was arrested on Sunday, June 15, 2008 in Tampa, Florida and charged with
battery of a law enforcement officer and obstructing or opposing an officer. Bennett was arrested following an incident with
a female outside the Champps bar and restaurant at 2:00 a.m. He was released at 1:43 p.m. the next day.
Wrestlers from Florida Championship Wrestlingg said that when he was leaving the bar, he had an altercation with a female
patron he didn't know that bumped into him. When Bennett attempted to leave the place, someone came up to Bennett and
attempted to stop him from leaving. That person was a plain-clothes police officer. One version of the story notes that the
police officer followed Sanders outside and shot him with a taser gun when he was attempting to leave the scene.
The female Bennett had the altercation with declined to press charges on him and allegedly told the police that she was at
fault for the initial incident at the bar.
Bennett's arrest record lists the offense as Battery on an Officer, but he reportedly told peers that he was simply
trying to leave the scene and did not attempt to get in a physical altercation with anyone. Also, Sanders claims that he
wasn't aware that the plain-clothes person was a police officer. He said if he was aware that the person was a police
officer, he wouldn't have tried to leave the scene in the first place. Bennett said a number of witnesses can back up his
story in court.
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