Fans reportedly came to the rescue of country singer Randy Travis after news broke Wednesday of his humiliating arrest on suspicion of DUI and other offenses, TMZ.com reports.
As previously reported, Travis was allegedly found naked at the scene where he had apparently driven off the road and crashed his Trans Am. Officers said he threatened to kill them during his arrest.
Several fans reportedly made their way to the Grayson County Jail after hearing the news, with one fan apparently putting up the $21,500 bail. Another fan, an area lawyer named Gary Corley, said he loaned Travis his Texas Longhorns cap and gave the singer a ride home.
Meanwhile, evidence of Travis’ bad night is surfacing, such as his mugshot (below) and a 911 tape.
One of the more intriguing reports comes from NBC’s Dallas-Fort Worth station, which reports on NBCDFW.com: “Country superstar Randy Travis allegedly walked naked into a North Texas convenience store to buy cigarettes, touching off a bizarre series of events that ended with him being charged with threatening to shoot a state trooper, police said.” The NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth is KXAS, co-owned by NBCUniversal and LIN Media.
The report says a convenience store clerk called 911 to report the naked customer who tried to buy cigarettes. “When asked how he was going to pay for them, the man left aggravated and empty-handed,” the story reports.
Soon afterward, a second call came in to 911 from a caller who reported finding a man lying in the roadway.