Jake Owen Arrested Then Apologized For Twitter Comments
Jake Owen was arrested late Saturday night (May 5.) He shared a photo of himself cuffed and next to a cop car — mere hours after he was tossing back a beer with a buddy, happily and heartily celebrating Cinco de Mayo. What started out as a night out in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. on Cinco de Mayo — which ultimately ended with him being cuffed and detained by police — Jake Owen took to Twitter Sunday morning to apologize for the comments he made about the incident.
“Y’all I apologize,” Owen wrote to his 180,000-plus followers on the social media site. “The [Indian River County] Sheriff was doing their job. I love hometown [sic]. I had too good of a time on Cinco de Mayo. I want to publicly apologize again for bringing to light a situation that I overreacted to.”
Jake is likely referring to the tweets posted to his page late Saturday night, in which he detailed what happened and said, “you give a guy a gun and a badge and he thinks he’s John Wayne.” Several of the messages have since been deleted.
“I embarrassed myself and my family and most importantly the great people of my hometown,” he continued in his apology on Sunday. “The Sheriffs were doing their jobs and I made an immature decision to announce it to the world. This is me talking. Not some puppet that is reciting what he ‘should’ say. I take full responsibility. Again, what’s done is done, but I am truly sorry.”