8 December, 2014. 12:24
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected]
TROUBLED NRL SUPERSTAR star Greg Bird has been arrested for obscene behaviour after allegedly urinating on a police paddy wagon, just days after his dream wedding.
Bird was detained by Byron Bay police after he married fiancée Beccy Rochow in the coastal town, over the weekend.
The Gold Coast Titans forward was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkeys, a popular nightspot in the area, around 4:45am (AEST) yesterday when he “felt the urge” to urinate.
Bird, 30, says his side of the story differs the the one being told by Channel 9 and the NSW Police.
“This is entrapment. I was framed. Channel 9 said it was a fully marked police car. It wasn’t,” says Bird.
“I’m not denying that I pissed on a car – It just wasn’t a police car. I have more respect and class then that [sic],”
“I don’t know what car it was, I don’t fully remember what happened until I woke up in handcuffs,”
“If it was an unmarked car, then I certainly marked it after I was done with it.”
Witnesses say that the 30-year-old was seen to be standing on the roof of the late model Ford Ranger on Kingsley St, in central Byron Bay.
“He was belting out “Let’s Get Married by Jagged Edge”. I’m going through the avenues now to sell the video,” says one witness, who asked to remain anonymous.
“The police car was definitely marked. It was a paddy wagon. There are no unmarked paddy wagons,”
“It was truly surreal.”
The Titans are reportedly aware of the allegations but are yet to comment on the matter.
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