Rikki Rockett-Charges Dropped
There are a lot of strange characters in this mean old world, that’s for sure, and celebrity impostors rank right up there.
A couple of months back, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, was accused of raping a Mississippi woman and arrested. He had an alibi, he wasn’t even in Mississippi. He was at home with his fiance. So, the charge was dropped.
USA Today now reports…
Authorities say they are now looking for a man with a history of passing himself off as a rock musician to pick up women.
To be fair, passing yourself off as a rock musician to pick up women isn’t a crime. In fact it’s a time honored tradition.
Authorities are now looking for John Minskoff, who authorities say has a history of passing himself off as a rock musician to pick up women.
Well, at least you got a name there, on the second pass, USA Today. Good work. Apparently, this John Minskoff was hanging out at the casinos in Mississippi, posing as Rikki Rockett and, at some point, raped a woman.
Here’s the deal, and I know I’ve said this before, somewhere in the archives; if you are going to run the old “pass yourself off as a rock star scam”, it’s good for some free drinks and, that’s about it. Don’t try to book a gig as the rock star, don’t try to open a business in the rock star’s name and, even though I know it’s got to be tempting, don’t go try to pick up chicks. All of that will lead to trouble. But, whatever you do, don’t commit a rape while you are posing as a rock star. Because, you are going to get reported to the police and it’s going to get wide press coverage. It’s going to get reported even if, the rock star you are passing yourself off as, is a hair band drummer from the ’80s that most people wouldn’t recognize anyway. No offense to Mr. Rockett but, he’s not Bono or that guy from Green Day. But, it doesn’t matter, the press loves to throw out headlines like; “Rock Star Arrested For Rape”.
Further, if you are a rapist or, even an aspiring rapist, you don’t need to pose as a rock star to commit your crime. The whole point of rape is that the victim is unwilling. You don’t have to be a rock star to find women that are unwilling to have sex with you.
On a side note, this guy, John Minskoff, is still out there on the loose and is a threat to society yet, every news story has a picture of Rikki Rockett. How is that helpful? The police aren’t trying to find him. Citizens don’t need to be on the lookout for him. It just adds to the confusion.
Here’s how it goes then; until they catch fugitive, rapist John Minskoff, no former rock stars that you meet in a bar can be trusted. If a guy tells you, “I’m Kip Winger”, don’t believe it. Or, if some guy says, “I was the bass player in Dokken”, don’t buy it. I know you’d like to think that that really is Tommy Aldridge, shooting pool over there but, you have to assume it isn’t.
You can never be too safe.