A day after two men affiliated with her Circus tour were arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with some Pittsburgh police officers, [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] issued a statement on the incident.
“Last night two employees of a company contracted to provide equipment for ‘The Circus Starring Britney Spears’ tour were arrested in Pittsburgh, PA,” read the statement posted on Spears’ site on Thursday. “However, neither of the men involved are employees of the tour or Ms. Spears. 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.”
According to Pittsburgh’s WPXI, on Wednesday night, police saw a man named Rockey Dickey punching another man in the face and when they moved in to break up the fight, Dickey allegedly turned and took a swing at one of the officers. When police tried to handcuff Dickey, he reportedly did not cooperate and wound up getting Tasered because he was kicking his legs and flailing his arms as they tried to subdue him.
Meanwhile, another hired hand on the tour, Alex Montes, allegedly attempted to step in and help Dickey by putting one of the officers in a headlock. Montes reportedly tried to leave the scene but was arrested a short time later. Pittsburgh’s WPXI reports that both have been charged with criminal conspiracy, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, with Dickey scoring an extra pair of charges for simple assault and resisting arrest. The men posted $100,000 bond each on Thursday and were released from Allegheny County Jail. Montes’ mother told the station that this is her son’s first tour with Spears and that he does not usually get into trouble.
Spears is slated to play Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh Friday night; a spokesperson for the singer could not be reached for comment at press time.