Did you hear about the [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] impersonator who was recently arrested for a 2-year old drunk driving case while performing on a local morning news show? Theodore “Ted” Felicetti, who plays bass guitar in the [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] tribute band “HELP!,” was taken into custody by plainclothes police officers, after playing the [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] “I Am the Walrus” on Fox 5’s Friday morning news show.
The 54-year old “Paulicetti” (not a bad nickname, right?) had a felony warrant for failure to appear in court to answer charges of driving under the influence. Man, this is just like the time the real Paul McCartney got arrested for pot in Barbados.
Paulicetti and his New England band were scheduled to perform in the 4th annual Ultimate Music Challenge tribute band competition. Hosted by San Diego casino Viejas the eleven week contest promises a $25,000 prize.
Police had been searching for Felicetti for over a year, when a Facebook performance announcement lead officers to the studio location. Felicetti’s bail was posted at $130,000, but pictures on the band’s Facebook page suggest the impersonator ended up performing at the Sunday concert.
A plain clothes officer approaches Felicetti:
Here is Felicetti and his Beatles cover band “HELP!” performing on Fox 5 Morning News: