Perfect timing? How else to explain the bust of former
Village People singer Victor Edward Willis, 45, just as U2 are popularizing the
Village's People's late '70s macho man look in their video for "Discotheque."
Willis was arrested in his room at the Flamingo Hilton in Reno, where
police said they found about 45 grams of rock cocaine, according to an
Associated Press report. Apparently police arrived at the hotel-casino
after a woman who said she had "socialized" with a man earlier in the evening,
reported that the man hit her and took money and a bracelet from her.
Police said they found the woman's belongings in Willis' hotel room.
Willis was jailed; he was unable to post the $16,500 bail. He was arrested for
investigation of robbery, possession of a controlled substance and trafficking
in a controlled substance, according to the AP report. Willis sang with
the Village People from 1977 to 1979, during the group's "Macho Man"/ "YMCA"