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from myfoxtampabay.com:

A retired professional wrestler with strong ties to the Bay area is in trouble with the law, again.

Richard Van Slater – who appeared in the ring as ‘Dirty’ Dick Slater – was arrested by Pinellas Park Police early Sunday for failing to appear in court on a petit theft charge.

The 61-year-old Tampa Robinson High School product was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $2,026.

Slater was arrested by Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies on a petit theft charge on February 5th. He was scheduled to appear in court on February 25th but failed to show up so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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6 Responses

  1. Shockmaster Suplex says:

    No mention of his partner in crime, Bunkhouse Buck.

  2. StunningSteve says:

    I remember really liking Dick Slater and Dick Murdoch’s Hardliners gimick in WCW. I really wished Murdoch would have stuck around so they could have been tag champs. Instead Slater and the Barbarian (?) were the final US tag champs. That pairing made no sense. Bunkhouse Buck made more sense but they never had much chemistry.

  3. James says:

    Well, StunningSteve, the reason Slater and Barbarian teamed up is because they were alligned with Greg Valentine during his feud with Dustin Rhodes.

  4. StunningSteve says:

    Oh yeah. Forgot about that. Slater and Valentine made sense. I guess The Barbarian gimmick just seems out of place.

  5. P b says:

    Final us tag champ. Valentine And Taylor ??

  6. James says:

    No, Pb, Valentine and Taylor were third to last U.S. Tag Team Champions.

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