Green Day's Billie Joe Cited For Indecent Exposure

Billie Joe likes to drop trou.

Billie Joe Armstrong pulled a Jim Morrison on Tuesday

(Nov. 21) and exposed himself to 6000 or so fans at the Mecca Auditorium, in

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That was, of course, Armstrong's clever way of letting

Green Day fans who understand Green Day-ese know that the Mecca was a mediocre

show. Armstrong told ATN during an interview on Halloween that he only drops

trou at so-so shows. Unfortunately, this time mooning the crowd, if you'll

excuse the expression, backfired. After Green Day finished their hour long set,

police officers took Armstrong to the Milwaukee police station, where he was

cited for indecent exposure. After he paid the bail of $141.85, he was

released. But why don't we let Lt. Thomas Christopher of the Milwaukee PD

explain what happened, as only law enforcement can: "Mr. Armstrong dropped his

pants to his knees and exposed his buttocks to the crowd. After the concert,

Mr. Armstrong was taken into custody, given a city citation for indecent

exposure. He posted a bail and was released." Thomas said this was not an

actual arrest, and Armstrong is only required to go to court if he intends to

contest the charge. Otherwise, he'll commit a "civil forfeiture" and the city

will take a "default judgment." Which means if Billie Joe doesn't come back to

Milwaukee to fight for his right to drop trou, the city gets to keep the chump

change. Officers went out of their way not to disrupt the concert, in order to

avoid a potential riot. Instead they waited until the last notes were played

and apprehended Armstrong on the way to his limo. "The problem was he exposed

himself to a crowd of about 6,000 people," said Lt. Christopher. "Including

people as young as ten. That was our main reason for taking the

action."