Two roadies who had been working on the Circus Circus Circus tour with Britney Spears have been axed after getting into a lot of silly bother:
Early Thursday morning, Rockey Lee Dickey Jr. and Alex Montes, two employees of one of the companies contracted to provide equipment for the Circus Starring Britney Spears tour, were picked up by Pittsburgh police for aggravated assault, E! News confirms. Spears is set to perform in the Pennsylvania city Friday evening.
According to a statement from the police, officers saw Dickey, 34, in a physical altercation with a 30-year-old male, reportedly named Matthew Boyle. When they approached, Dickey allegedly swung at the officer and Montes, 23, attempted to intervene, placing another officer in a headlock.
The wrath of Spears' management has also been brought down on the pair's head, although somewhat bizarrely channeled through a statement which appears to come from the non-physical entity of the tour itself:
"Neither of the men involved are employees of the tour or Ms. Spears," read a statement posted on the popster's website blog. "The two individuals have since been dismissed by their employer. The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour does not support or tolerate this type of behavior."
Let's hope Britney takes that as a warning, otherwise the Circus might end up without a ringmaster.